I called my hubby and we decided to meet at Manito Park and go for a walk through the flowers. The rain kept coming and going all day, and the dark clouds loomed while we were there, but we stayed dry as we enjoyed the beauty. I was sad because my camera was at home. There were some beautiful flowers, too. So, I grabbed my hubby's point and shoot camera, that I do not know how to operate, or make focus for that matter, and took a few pictures. Some were not so good, some are ok. They definitely are not the quality I am used to uploading but they are still pretty.
Dahlias always make me think of my great aunt Ethel, who passed away a few years ago at the age of 93. She grew gorgeous dahlias!! Well, all of her flowers were gorgeous. She grew a lot of the dinner plate dahlias and they always were the size of a dinner plate or larger! I have been thinking a lot of my aunt Ethel, as her 14 year old great grandson is in a fight for his life. He was diagnosed last week with stage four Hodgkin's lymphoma and is currently undergoing treatment. So, if you think of them, please pray for healing for him and for comfort for his family.
Our walk ended just in time to head downtown and grab some dinner. I enjoyed the flowers, but mostly I enjoyed the time with my hubby. I am glad that spontaneity won out this time because it was a very enjoyable evening.