Flower of the day – 8th March 2023


It is very rare that I do monochrome images of flowers; a) because I think they look better in colour than monochrome, or b) they don’t have the structure and depth to make a monochrome flower to pop.

A photograph of a dahlia from Nymans in West Sussex.

Knowing my father used to take such pride in his dahlias… has made me see them in a whole new light. When I was younger, oh so many moons ago, I wouldn’t go near them because the of the earwigs that they attracted.

Today, I’m delighted to introduce you to the flower of the day, a gorgeous picture a of dahlia that I took back in fall 2022! I hope you love it as much as I do.

A coloured image of a dahlia photographed at Nymans in West Sussex back in fall 2022. Created by pressing v on my keyboard in Lightroom Classic

I just adore the happy, riotous colours of these blooms, from sunny yellows to fiery reds and oranges. The layered petals and frilly centres of the dahlia remind me of a peacock’s plume. There’s also something so dreamy and romantic about them- they’re just so utterly beautiful!

I’m so thankful that I have been blessed with the opportunity to share my love of nature – and especially flowers – with others through my photographs. Sharing this little moment of joy here with you is one of my greatest pleasures.

Here’s a toast to all things cheery and bright- and a reminder to take the time to scent the flowers and see the beauty around us every day! 🍻

Happy Spring everyone! Have a great Wednesday everyone!!!

Posted as part of Cee’s Flower of the Day Photography Challenge.

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17 responses to “Flower of the day – 8th March 2023”

  1. Carry on like this, and yourte going to convince me to like dahlias! Seriously, this is a lovely photo

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    1. 😀 😀 😀 I’m just about to add the colour version to the post.

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        1. I knew you’d like the colour version xx

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  2. ‘you’re’, not ‘yourte’, obviously!

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    1. Thank you so much xx

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  3. My Granddad grew dahlias 🙂

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    1. When I was younger I hated them because they attracted earwigs. There are some beautiful varieties xx

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  4. Beautiful in colors and B&W!

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    1. Thank you Amy!!


  5. Beautiful in both colour and B&W versions ❤ The latter works well because dahlia flowers are quite sculptural, I think.

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    1. Yes.. I am so pleased that by just pressing the v key in Lightroom I got such a great coloured image .

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  6. Beautiful!! Both are great!

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  7. Gorgeous, Bren. ❤️

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