Dahlias might be the most perfect flowers — geometrically speaking. Their symmetry is exquisite, and so is their vibrant color.
The camera doesn’t really do this flower justice — it was actually a deep purple. Something about those geometrically arranged spiral whorls of petals generates aesthetic appeal.
And the bumblebees really seem to love dahlia pollen — they have immersed themselves in it.
One of my favorite dahlias is red with white frosting on the petals — a Mother’s Day present from last year I managed to save over the winter.
The golden fuzz of the bumblebee highlighted by the golden glow of the pollen.
There is so much pollen available, they don’t even mind sharing the riches of dahlia flowers.