I picked up a bouquet at the local farmer's market and enjoyed it for two whole weeks - as a splash of color during the early morning or an incredible shape of a shadow when the sun is high, as a glowing presence during sunset hours. I did not draw it as much as I thought I would but some pages of my everyday sketchbook are recording its presence.
However, when I decided to share these images a question struck me - were these Dahlias (as I thought) or Chrysanthemums? And, as it often happens, it put me on a whole new track of searching for information and hence I am publishing this post a good 5 days after preparing it :)
p.s. these were dahlias. I now know what to look for :)