Friday, July 12, 2013

First Dahlia Bloom 2013

Kenora Wow -- first to bloom 2013
Followers who have been with us for a while will recall one of John's fascinations from last summer ... the Puget Sound Dahlia Association garden in Volunteer Park, Seattle. A lot of photos were taken (mostly August and September) and then shared here on John's Island in January ... something to brighten up mid winter. This year we've been eagerly awaiting the first blooms at the garden and we're happy to report that Kenora Wow takes the prize with the bloom opening in the first few days of July.  Some progress photos of the garden are below. Will post more dahlia beauties as the garden progresses.  Thanks for stopping by John's Island.

A view of the garden in mid winter.

Early June.

July 5th
Kenora Wow near center


Friday, July 12, 2013, started with
the sunrise reflected in skyscrapers.
(Seattle, Washington, USA)
Later, at Green Lake, partly cloudy skies.
Clearing and warmer temps are forecast.
Check out more at SkyWatch Friday


  1. I really like the colors of the sky reflected in the buildings. Well done. Have a blessed week-end.

  2. Nice photos for Sky Watch Friday!
    Beautiful Dahlia, too!
    Have a wonderful week-end!
    Lea's Menagerie

  3. That's a really beautiful dahlia, and the buildings in the sunrise... outstanding! :-)

  4. Good on you for being up early enough to get the sunrise reflection. I'm unlikely to ever catch the sunrise.

  5. Beautiful sky photos. I like how your garden is coming along.

  6. Truly enjoy the sky watch photo's and the Dahlia is flawless in it's beauty.


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