This weekend is the Monterey Bay Dahlia Show in Santa Cruz.  The variety and colors were out of this world.

The Dahlia flowers are organized by novice and amateurs.  The Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History had colorfully painted walls which created a nice back-drop for close up photos.

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Luckily I won a gorgeous arrangement for attending a workshop:


The show was so inspiring, we decided to photograph our own garden dahlias.  We plan to buy more tubers in April to fill the garden with beautiful dahlias, our favorite flowers!