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Skirting the Issue by Monnie Ryan

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The petals on this pink dahlia remind me of a puffy ruffled skirt, perhaps on a ball gown. Dahlia is from a late summer dahlia show at Mill Creek Park in Youngstown, Ohio.


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I’m a semi-retired newspaper editor/writer who loves photography, especially flower macros, lighthouses, old mills and covered bridges.

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  • AuntDot
    AuntDotover 2 years ago

    Very beautiful, Monnie. Love the POV, and yes it does look like a ball gown!

  • Thanks, Dot!

    – Monnie Ryan

  • CeePhotoArt
    CeePhotoArtover 2 years ago

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  • I’m delighted (especially to be in such good company)! Thank you so much!

    – Monnie Ryan

  • mom23girls
    mom23girlsover 2 years ago

    Beautiful! Congrats on your feature!!

  • Thank you!!

    – Monnie Ryan

  • carlosramos
    carlosramosover 2 years ago

    Outstanding work, fabulous image !

  • Thank you!

    – Monnie Ryan

  • Thank you very much!

    – Monnie Ryan

  • Julesrules
    Julesrulesover 2 years ago

    FABulous , love the title:-)) FAVED

  • Thanks so much!

    – Monnie Ryan

  • Susie Peek
    Susie Peekover 2 years ago

    Terrific capture and title Monnie :)

  • Thank you, Susie!!

    – Monnie Ryan

  • Nadya Johnson
    Nadya Johnsonover 2 years ago

    Fantastic!! Also, I have to tell you that I really love your titles!

  • Thanks, Nadya!

    – Monnie Ryan

  • lorilee
    lorileeover 2 years ago


  • Thank you, Lori!

    – Monnie Ryan

  • Kornrawiee
    Kornrawieealmost 2 years ago

    Outstanding artwork:)
    A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.
    George Bernard Shaw mentioned and Yes! I agree:)
    Best regards & hugs,

  • Thanks so much, Sunny!

    – Monnie Ryan

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