My dahlias are still struggling along, but looking pretty good considering that fall is well and truly here and frost is fast approaching. I don’t think I can get enough of them, so next year, I’ll plant as many as I can get away with.

Poet Laura Saffioti sent me these gorgeous photos from “Seattle (Ballard area), from my dear friend Drew Zandonella-Stannard. She now works magic at Theo Chocolate. We have known each other since we were fourteen, writing poems in the bad streets of Provincetown.”

Laura's friend's dahlias,orange

Laura's friend's dahlias,pink full face

Laura's friend's dahlias,pink in pot