Friday, October 2, 2015

More Skies and Blooms

End of the dahlia season is near. Here are a few shots from the Volunteer Park Dahlia Garden. These dahlia pics were taken on September 29th.

The contrast of colors seems amazing.

Hopeful ...

The next two pics ... we're calling them hopeful. Will they reach their glory before the curtain falls?

A Red Wall  ...

Out for a walk in the neighborhood, we spotted this leaf covered wall. Green until the last week or so, suddenly it has turned mostly red.

Sky Watch ...

Perfectly clear afternoon.
Sun over Puget Sound.
September 29th.

Sun setting behind Olympic Mountains.
Elliott Bay Marina in the foreground.

After sunset on a mostly clear day.
September 30th.

Mountain shadows in the sky.
September 29th.
Check out Skywatch Friday for more sky photos! Thanks to the hosts at Skywatch!

Thank you for stopping by John's Island.


  1. love those blooms!! and the red leaves!

  2. John,you know how much I love the Dahlias.Thanks for posting these beauties.All the other pictures are gorgeous as well.I just spent over an hour sitting on my deck,camera in hand and capturing some pictures.

  3. John your photos are beautiful, it makes me want to visit Seattle . . . haven't been in about four years. Those Dahlias are amazing, thank you for sharing :)
    Connie :)

  4. Oh, such beautiful captures they are indeed, John!! I love them all -- flowers and skies!!! Doesn't get any better!! Thank you so much for sharing the beauty!! I hope you have a great weekend!! Enjoy!!

  5. Can you believe this weather? I love the purple and white one the best. :-)

  6. There comes a time when it's too late for the flower to carry on. My tomatoes get to a point where they are finished and that's the time to pull them out.

  7. Beautiful flower shots and great skies!! Have a nice weekend.

  8. Very nice flowers and great skies! Beautiful shots!
    Happy weekend

  9. Love the dahlias, but the fourth one is my favorite with it's multiple color.

  10. Beautiful dahlias and is the plant that turned red virgina creeper?

  11. The sunsets are lovely, and the dahlias are gorgeous! My red dahlias are just about done I think. Thank you for catching up on the posts at my blog. I always enjoy reading your comments.

  12. You nailed it with those twilight shots.

  13. The flowers are so pretty, and I love the sunset shots are gorgeous.

  14. Love the zinnias and the Fall colours. Of course, I am always amazed too by the beauty of your ocean views and photos.


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