Dahlias & Door


I joined our photography meetup group last Sunday to shoot the Dahlia Garden next to the San Francisco Golden Gate Park Conservatory of Flowers; Deborah already posted the story and great photos of the Conservatory and surrounding gardens.  She did such a great job in her post that I can’t say much to do justice to her story except to add one tidbit, the Conservatory was damaged by a huge wind storm in 1995 and pretty much blew out all of the glass.  I transferred over to the SF Department of Public Works in 1995 and ended up assisting our project team to bid and award the construction contracts to repair the damage (much of the historic glass couldn’t be replaced and I recall the team evaluating the use of plastic panes but so much time has elapsed that I don’t remember if we ever used a plastic or glass replacement; but your federal tax dollars (through FEMA) helped to repair that damage.

Back to the Dahlia shoot; it was a fantastic morning where the dahlias welcomed the visitors with their colorful blooms and buzzing could be found everywhere: bees, moths, photographers and people (we know photographers aren’t people, they’re artists!).

Here are some photos from a wanna be artist:


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After a fulfilling lunch with Deborah and other “artists” we hunted for additional flora compositions and “doors”.  Below is a partial view of a door, the door was nice but the stained glass window added that artistic touch that I was looking for.


Thanks for visiting my blog and thanks to Norm 2.0 for his Thursday Doors blog.  For more blogs and photos of doors by others please go to: Thursday Doors.


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