The Purple Dahlia September 30 2016 143 Comments

I love the dreamy, hazy period between summer and fall.  I think even more than the new year, it feels like a poignant letting go of something that's hard to put into words. I also love colored glass, and this year just felt like shades of purple.  These gorgeous dahlias are from the farmer's market.  The flower lady claimed to be all out of them, then out of nowhere pulled a whole bucketful out from her secret hiding place and let us purchase them. And speaking of letting go - the little fairy in these photos started her very first year of school - so we are out of the purple haze, at least for now.  Happy fall everyone!