These are some of the scenes that we saw when we rode the train from Picton to Christchurch.
As I'm sure you can tell, I really like dahlias. They are so easy to grow and show such wondrous color. Even in this last month of autumn, they are still showing their lovely faces. I'm convinced that they will still bloom until I start seeing snow on the top of the mountain.
Of course, the blooms don't last forever, but I thin the spent blooms have their own sort of beauty.