Oh My Dahlias!

We just returned from our too-short trip to Sumas - a tiny border town in Washington. Growing up in LA, I was shocked to see storefronts closed on Sunday and nary a car on the road (except to and from church). I love seeing small towns - driving on roads flanked by green fields, barns and cows (or goats!).
I especially loved seeing all the dahlias and geraniums in people's gardens. Dahlias have such bright and cheery faces - to me, they're the epitome of happiness in a flower.

Photos from Connell's