I headed off to swim today and noticed how pretty the flowers were across the country road from us. So, I called hubby and asked if he'd grab the camera and get some photos of the field of Dahlias for me. We live in the countryside just 20 minutes from Portland, Oregon.. East of there in the Columbia River Gorge. The pasture across from us was populated with purebred Angus cattle for years, but the rancher who kept them passed away -- and now a group of Hmong families raise flowers there and sell them at farmers markets in the Portland metro area. (The Hmong are an Asian ethnic group from the mountainous regions of China, Vietnam, Laos and Thailand.)
When I arrived home, there was a bucket full of Dahlias in the kitchen that hubby bought for me! I got 3 bouquets from the one bucket full of flowers!! Isn't that orange flower amazing?
((hugs)), Teresa :-)