During the events of our days I ‘sneaked’ away for a chance to be alone. Near the end of our street, in a rural area, is the world’s largest Dahlia farm. Each year about this time they have two weekends of the most spectacular Dahlia Show. I took time to drive down, park my car and wander through the fields and the exhibit hall that was filled with gorgeous arrangements. I took a few minutes to attend a seminar to learn the art of dividing the tubers and how to store them for the winter. The winters are wet here in our part of the world and it’s a risk to leave Dahlias in the ground. I decided I would love to make my yard a Dahlia farm – but I don’t want to do all the hard work it would take to fill my corner with every one I wanted. Soon I will share more of the Dahlia Show with you but, until then, here’s a peek at one of the arrangements on display.
This afternoon my sweetheart and I are taking our little cabin-on-wheels and heading to the Oregon Coast for the weekend. This is a much-needed time away together. Time for rest and quiet walks on the beach, time to think and talk and refocus for the days ahead. I may not be online while I’m gone but if I’m not you can be sure I will tell you all about it when I return!