August 31, 2011. I stopped to ask a man sitting on the porch of his country store if I could take some photographs of his sunflowers. He said "sure, go right ahead, and you might like some pictures of the dahlias around the side of the store too". So I went around the side of the store and saw his dahlias. They were nearly 8 feet tall and such a beautiful sight. The most beautiful colors... white, pink, burgundy, pale yellow, coral, you get the picture... I was in heaven! He strolled over with his pocket knife while I was snapping away and babbling about how exquisite his dahlias were and he cut a big bouquet of every fabulous color and handed them to me. I was blown away by his kindness and generosity. I come across people like this every day because of my passion for photography, but I never cease to be amazed. Thank all of you so very much for all of your wonderful comments on my photograph yesterday. It was the first time ever for me to have the number one shot of the day and it was very much appreciated. I have seen such an improvement in my abilities since joining the Dailies and so much of that is due to the wonderful people that I've come to know here. Again, thank you so much for your support and inspiration!