When I got home from swimming yesterday I glanced over at the field across the country road from us and saw the dahlias in their bright rows so I popped in the house and grabbed my camera and walked across the road to snap a few photos. There is an old saying that "fences make the best neighbors" - but I think flowers make even BETTER ones! :-)The gate was wound shut by blackberry vines so I got all my shots from one spot. Zoom... The white flowers on the right are everlasting flowers, they dry well.
I will be keeping my eye out for the farmers to be there and will walk over and buy a bucket of these soon. The farmers lease the field (which used to house a herd of Angus cows) and are from Laos. They grow these and sell them in bouquets at Portland area farmer's markets.
Dahlias come in so many colors and shapes, I adore them!
There was a big patch of yellow flowers.. not sure what they are.
Here are the blackberries that were wound around the gate at the fence. I was embarrassed when I heard the gravel crunch and realized the neighbors in their car were coming down their drive and would see me standing by their gate.. their window was down so I said.. "HI!".. ::smile:: -- and I said.. "I was just taking some photos, I live across the road..." And they said, oh, sure, go on in and look around if you like. :-)
This is our farm from over there!
Then I walked up to the next gate where the farmers go in and out, it was locked and no one was around, so I snapped these photos of the other field of flowers.
Heading back to the house I saw that my Scentimental rose was giving me 4 last blooms of the summer. It's a very fragrant and beautiful rose. You can see I adore variegated flowers. :-)We invited our 2 oldest grandsons to go to the State Fair with us - they arrive in an hour or so. This is going to be FUN as they've never been to the Oregon State Fair.. they are in for a surprise! I hope they like farm animals.. :-) Yes, I'm taking my camera.. "see" you tomorrow with some fun photos!! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)