The theme for this week’s photo challenge is “Inspiration.” I was encouraged to create a post about what inspires me…what moves me, what makes me happy. In a word: flowers. I love me some flowers. Dahlias, in particular. When we moved to our current home I was inspired to cultivate a dahlia bed. Partly because of my love of the flower, partly because of family memories. My great grandfather had stunning dahlias. In fact, I have bulbs in my bed taken from his (passed down by my Mom). Both of my grandmas have or have had dahlia beds. I love them because they’re stunners, they’re easy to grow, they’re long-lasting (they begin to bloom in July and will last until the first frost) and because I’m carrying on a family tradition.
I’m also using this opportunity to practice aperture (I’m taking a photography class, which I shared about here.