Friday, September 6, 2013

Salvador Dali and my dahlias

As I watch my dahlias emerge and eagerly wait to see how they will unfold, I was shocked by the surreal appeal of my dahlia "Mystery Day."  It made me think of an artist I studied back in my days at art school.  Salvador Dali is best known for his dramatic and bizarre images which were always fun to dissect for their meaning.  

Melting Clocks...source

I can't help but notice that Dali is similar in both spelling and pronunciation as dahlia.   Though they are both surreal to me, I do have an obvious favorite!




Happy making, baking and growing!!!  Here is to a wonderful weekend!


Linking up with....Fishtail Cottage


29 comments:

  1. That is a beautiful Dahlia! Love the Dali, too. Don't you wish you could melt time? Happy weekend to you! Hugs xoxo

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  2. Your dahlia is lovely Nicole, so unusual to have the two colours and for the contrast to be so great between the white and the deep red. Beautiful and lovely photography.

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  3. I have grown 'Mystery Day' before and lost it the first winter we lived here. Thank you for reminding me how beautiful it was. I can see why it is your favorite!! Is that your salvia in the background? That is a great pairing! I hope you have a fantastic weekend too!

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  4. That is a picture perfect Dahlia. Have a great weekend lovely lady! xo

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  5. Those are dahlias are spectacular!!! My wonderful hubby weed whacked mine down last weekend! And they were just about ready to bloom!!! Have a great weekend Nicole!!

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  6. So pretty, and I totally agree! There are definite similarities. Hope you have been well!

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  7. Oh I could just see a vase full of those lovely blooms!

    Sophie xo

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  8. Wonderful colours in those Dahlias.
    But Salvador Dali a wonderful painter, did anyone know what he was saying in his paintings.
    Merle....................

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  9. Love the Dali, love the Dahlias.

    What amazing color in your flowers.

    I jut noticed your "my garden diaries" button - oh, I want to get out my Sharpie pens and doodle on that button.

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  10. What beautiful flowers! Just found your blog, I hope it inspires me to do more with my garden. All the best from Ireland, Maria

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  11. A rich, sultry dahlia! Dramatic, as they always are. I only grew one dahlia this year, a low small mounder called Black Beauty that bloomed dark red starting in June and is still going. I always thought dahlias came out in September like yours, but my little one seemed to want to show off all summer.

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  12. Dali ALWAYS fascinated me- Don't you wonder HOW the mind of that man worked? Your dahlias are just gorgeous!! Thank you for finding me. I am your newest follower and am looking forward to getting to know you. I'll put you on my sidebar this morning! xo Diana

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  13. oh, wow--what a gorgeous flower!

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  14. So pretty, I love the double colored petals!

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  15. Oh yes, I love those Dahlias too! Your's are so beautiful!

    Thank you for your sweet comments, I wanted you to know that you bring a smile to my face every time I read them ♥

    big huge blessings to you ♥♥♥

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  16. You're right, the bloom is very surreal. Beautiful!!!

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  17. I adore dahlia's ans am sooooo glad they are back in fashion! i hate to see a gorgeous easy to grow flower fall victim to "fashion" lovely blog...
    bestest to you from a new follower!
    Daisy j x

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  18. I never understood that painting but perhaps that's the point. :o) But I do love dahlias although I gave up growing them years ago. But yours are so pretty I need to try again. Is that a short dahlia or one of the really tall ones? I kept growing the giant ones - in pots because I am a super genius like that - and they blew over, were eaten by slugs, etc. What's your secret?

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  19. What a beautiful dahlia! And i like the comparison to Dali.

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  20. Love the dahlia. I've never grown these flowers, but I really should give them a try sometime. They are all so unique, and so beautiful. I love the coloring of yours.

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  21. A truly amazing dahlia Nicole ... it looks like it's been dipped in white chocolate! maybe it has? Wendy ;)

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  22. Hi Nicole, yours is the second post I've seen about dahlias in the past day. I want them in my garden!!! Think I read that if you can grow tomatoes, you can grow dahlias.
    Diane

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  23. Lovely! I may attempt to do dahlias next year! I do love them with all their beautiful colors!
    Hope your week is going well my friend! I'm nominating you for the sunshine award on my blog tomorrow ;) your posts always brighten my day!
    xoxo

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  24. Asters and dahilas are my fall favourites. Yours are really pretty Nicole.

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  25. My goodness, those Dahlias are truly stunning! B x

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  26. Nicole, what a gorgeous specimen! Very Japanese looking - like their fabulous chrysanthemums. And Dali is one of my favorite artists; ever! Good connections.

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