Dahlia Delight

Last Sunday afternoon the husband and I headed to Tacoma.  Our destination?  First, happy hour at Duke’s on Ruston Way.  We sat on the patio enjoying cocktails, good food and the view (hazy due to smoke from the fires consuming the great state of Washington).  After a leisurely time there we headed to Point Defiance Park to visit their dahlia garden. They have much more than just dahlias (there roses are stunning), but dahlias happen to be a personal favorite of mine. Thanks to Peggy over at Northwestphotos–she posted about the dahlia garden last week, which inspired my visit.  The husband wandered around and then kicked back on a bench while I crouched, stood on tiptoes and generally contorted myself taking pictures of too many varieties to count.  The pictures speak for themselves:

Dahlia Delight, cookdrinkhike.wordpress.com

Dahlia Delight, cookdrinkhike.wordpress.com

Dahlia Delight, cookdrinkhike.wordpress.com

Dahlia Delight, cookdrinkhike.wordpress.com

Dahlia Delight, cookdrinkhike.wordpress.com

Dahlia Delight, cookdrinkhike.wordpress.com

Dahlia Delight, cookdrinkhike.wordpress.com

Dahlia Delight, cookdrinkhike.wordpress.com

Dahlia Delight, cookdrinkhike.wordpress.com

Dahlia Delight, cookdrinkhike.wordpress.com

Dahlia Delight, cookdrinkhike.wordpress.com

Dahlia Delight, cookdrinkhike.wordpress.com

Dahlia Delight, cookdrinkhike.wordpress.com

See the bee flying away?
See the bee flying away?
I know it's not a dahlia, but I'm a sucker for coneflowers, too.
I know it’s not a dahlia, but I’m a sucker for coneflowers, too.

Dahlia Delight, cookdrinkhike.wordpress.com

And zinnia...sucker for zinnia, too.
And zinnia…sucker for zinnia, too.

Dahlia Delight, cookdrinkhike.wordpress.com

Dahlia Delight, cookdrinkhike.wordpress.com

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