Thank you to the gardener who maintains this lovely flower bed packed with dahlias along the sidewalk
near my home in the Top of the World neighborhood in Laguna Beach. Before stopping the take these photos, I never even looked at a dahlia before, at least not knowingly or closely. In fact, I had to Google them to find out what kind of flowers these were. How did I overlook an entire flower genus all these years?
On the other hand, it’s kind of exciting to think what other miracles of color and design are out there that I totally missed–and have yet to discover!