Saturday

Dahlias and Tornados

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 April Fools Day came in with high winds and 9 Tornados.
Funny how I worried over my Dahlia bloom....


I did manage to secure the long stem to a stake.  Said a prayer and hoped for the best.  Then the winds started with thunder storms that lasted through out the night.  The rain beat down on this really large bloom and thankfully it  survived... Today I went out and got the photos.
  Large and lovely with three more flowers budding out.


This flower is larger than a tea cup saucer.





Oh how beautiful and delicate. 





If only I could capture this flower in drying dust.  They say to lay the flower in corn meal and cover it for a few weeks... it will also hold the color... maybe I should try?

As for the Tornado's, we did have a lot of damage throughout the area but thankfully no human was hurt.   Many trees fell,  many roof's were damaged and a few small airplanes flipped.  All quite fixable.
I look at our bad weather this way, Compared to Japans disaster, our tornado's were about as significant as a broken finger nail.....
The clean-up is on today.

My Dahlia survived!

I'll be joining a few Garden Blogs



Tuesdays Garden Party

Outdoor Wednesday

Whow Us Wednesday 

Fertilizer Friday 

Blooming Friday 


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21 comments:

Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

Glad to know you weren't affected by the tornadoes. I heard there was some crazy weather you way.

Also, pretty scary about what happened on your FB. Looks like they handled it pretty quickly. Hard to imagine how easy it was to get access to your account!

Darla said...

Glad no one was hurt during the bad weather. I do understand fretting over a bloom!

Granny said...

Glad there were no deaths from the tornados. That is one of the things I hate about living in the midwest. When you get the nice spring weather you get the tornados to go with them.

The dahlia is beautiful. I've never heard of drying them that way. I think I'd be tempted to try it.

Karen said...

Sandy, thank goodness no one was hurt by the tornadoes...nine of them? Wow. I have often worried about my flowers during a bad storm too; one year a hailstorm stripped all the lily buds off in one fell swoop, no lily flowers that summer. I'm so glad your dahlia pulled through the wild weather, too!

Richard said...

Great photography! Fantastic blog!

Dandelion and Daisy said...

Yes, it is all relative....our rain and wind are pretty minor next to tornados and the sadness in Japan. Your dahlia is indeed beautiful.

Ai KaiRui Liu said...

love your shots...awesome photo's...love the dahlias in bloom...visiting you from Outdoor Wednesday..followed you through GFC, hope you'll follow me back...

mine's here:
http://lovingoutliving.blogspot.com/2011/04/antulang-beach-resort.html

Donnie said...

Glad everyone was okay.. We have had some terrible weather here in western NC but nothing touched down we think.
Your Dahlia is just gorgeous.

Diane Writes said...

Thank God your entire family was safe. I love Dahlias too. Dahlias also grow in my country but only in those few cold places. I hope we could develop a connection by following each others blogs. That would really make me happy. :)

I wish you more happiness with your family!

Mary @ Framed and Tagged said...

That yellow dahlia is a show stopper!! I would love to grow them.
Glad your storms didn't hurt anyone...I know you were thankful too.

Have a great day!!

Kim said...

What a wonderful blog! I'm so glad to have found it - I'm here from Kim's party and i'm your newest follower.
xoxo,
Kim

Athena at Minerva's Garden said...

I love dahlias, so thank you for sharing these photos. I am glad that all is well after the rough weather.

Lottie said...

So glad no one was hurt. Your dahlia bloom is beautiful!!!

Rosie said...

Wow. That is gorgeous. I'm glad you made it through the tornado.

Andrea said...

Hi Sandy, i'm new here came in from Tootsie's. That dahlia is so beautiful and healthy, maybe the tornado even helped it to grow that big, LOL. I haven't seen that lovely yellow color though. Thanks.

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Just beautiful..every time I try and grow these the deer eat mine ha ha!! Hugs and smiles Gloria

Bernie said...

So glad to hear you came through the tornado season safe and sound so far. We've just come through our cyclone season here and had a massive category 5 cross close to us. I know the clean-up can be exhausting, but as you say, it's really nothing compared to what has happened over in north-eastern Japan.

Your Dahlia is definitely a stunner. Well worth the worry and the prayers!

greenapplesgarden.com said...

Lucky the tornado did not do the damage and you saved your dahlia. It was worth the save. Pretty bloom.

Tootsie said...

thanks for linking in this week. If you figure out how to preserve it...let me know!!!! I would love to be able to do it to some of mine!

Patty@sewingseeds said...

What a beautiful dahlia. I worry over my flowers through the storms, too.

Patty@sewingseeds said...

What a beautiful dahlia. I worry over my flowers through the storms, too.