Friday, August 20, 2010

Bronze Leaf Dahlia 'Fata Morgana'

Bronze Leaf Dahlia 'Fata Morgana'

This maybe a case of a plant being labeled wrong as the other pictures of ‘Fata Morgana’ I have seen have been more orange and have a little different petal structure. If that is the case than this flower could be a true Fata Morgana, which is defined by Wikipedia as “an unusual and very complex form of mirage, a form of superior mirage, which, like many other kinds of superior mirages, is seen in a narrow band right above the horizon. Although the term Fata Morgana is sometimes incorrectly applied to other, more common kinds of mirages, the true Fata Morgana is not the same as an ordinary superior mirage, and is certainly not the same as an inferior mirage.

No matter what the name it is a nice Dahlia that has been happily growing in a large pot in the container garden. The Bronze leaf types of Dahlias are always nice to have and these flowers look good against the dark base of the foliage.

Since today is my birthday and I am really happy to have made it another year (health events notwithstanding) we are going to see my favorite new guitarist, Orianthi Panagaris as she performs on the Adam Lambert Glamnation tour. I have front row tickets! Thanks every one for your support.


Les said...

Well, let me be the first blogger to wish you Happy Birthday!

Digital Flower Pictures said...

Thanks Les. It was good day.

lina@women's perspectives said...

Belated happy birthday...