Dahlias are some of my favorite flowers. I do have lots of favorites, but these are at least in the top ten.
I have a story that goes with this bouquet of giant dahlias. We were at Lowes trying out a porch swing (just for fun- we're not buying one), when an older man approached us and told us about the wooden benches he makes and the hundreds of dahlias he planted in his yard. He invited us to stop by his home sometime to see them and we told him we just might.
Two days later, we got brave and actually went! We don't usually do stuff like that. We're a bit introverted and that was out-of-character for us, but I'm glad we went. We sat on the benches and the man came out and offered to make me a bouquet. I couldn't pass that up! He let me pick out my favorite flowers from his yard! The results are still being enjoyed on my kitchen table.
Sometimes it's good to just go with the unexpected crazy things that happen to us out of the blue. You never know. You might just end up with a bouquet of dahlias!