Apples, Dahlia and A Poem

10 Oct

Yesterday our lovely local greengrocer, The Grow Box, had Russets in stock. They are my very favourite apple so I treated myself to three.

A special dahlia that we bought earlier this year, White Star, has just started flowering and it is gorgeous, about 8″ across!

Serendipitously, one of my favourite poets, Kim Ridgeon,  included a dahlia in the poem he posted this morning. I had just been given permission to include it here when I realised that I could get the perfect photo to go with it though ours is the first of the plant not the last, I hope. I love the words, ‘delicate strength’ as they so well capture what the dahlia brings to the season along with a smile. .

For those of you who liked the beautiful seed packets yesterday, here are a few more.



6 responses to “Apples, Dahlia and A Poem

  1. commonprose

    October 16, 2021 at 4:06 pm

    Russet apples. Wonder how they taste. That’s something we don’t see in the US. We have such a limited variety of apples.

    • mybeautfulthings

      October 16, 2021 at 5:16 pm

      They aren’t too sweet, are dryish and moreish, very tasty! 😊

  2. utesmile

    October 12, 2021 at 9:41 am

    I saw those beautiful seed packets yesterday. I have no more space in my small garden so I shall wait to get a bigger one, then … do let me go wild. 🙂

    • mybeautfulthings

      October 12, 2021 at 11:02 am

      They are beautiful aren’t they, very tempting but we don’t need more seeds just now either. 🙂

  3. calvin

    October 11, 2021 at 3:04 am

    I gotta ask, why three apple’s ?

    Beautifullthings = beautifull poetry + beautifully designed seed packets + three beautiful Russet apples,,,,one stop shopping at Sally’S Food Boutique.

    • mybeautfulthings

      October 12, 2021 at 11:04 am

      Three? Because I can have one a day for three days and then buy some more while they are still in season. I don’t like them when they get soft! 🙂


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