the national flower of mexico, these colourful flowers are often dismissed as ‘mumsy’, but i love the vibrant colours and geometric shapes. the symbolic meaning of the dahlia in the victorian language of flowers expresses sentiments of dignity and elegance. it is also the symbol of a commitment and bond that lasts forever.
in my pursuit to take my husband to more galleries, since his working hours have changed and he has more time in the afternoons – i suggested the monet gardens at the royal academy – sadly, we both thought it disappointing, too many pictures that looked the same, too few women painters, and far too crowded to view comfortably. i didnt understand why there weren’t any georgia o’keeffe’s? the strongest pieces were the paul klee and kandisky, though it is always interesting to see the famous monet waterlillies . if you love paintings, its still worth visiting, just to see the different masters.