Sometimes less is often more

When autumn rolls around and the hydrangeas start doing their "fall thing" - you know, parading about in their costumes of fall colors - and the dahlias are roaring up a storm before the chase of frost, I find myself wanting to cling to the beauty and truly precious nature of each and every bloom.  Here, in simple harmony, I paired a few of these special gifts, and brought them first to the New Canaan Farmer's Market so they could gently smile at all who came by.  Then, I set them in my kitchen, and adored them for as long as they allowed. Floating dahlias, and many other types of flowers, in shallow bowls, is a marvelous way to showcase their natural beauty.

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