Watch me bloom

I have to tell you about my Dahlia.

I babied this thing all summer, had it in the perfect sunlight, kept the moisture perfect.... loved on it and waited... and waited.. and waited. All summer long I never gave up on it, but in it's "obvious" season it never bloomed, not once. 

Sadly a couple of weeks ago as the weather started to turn I pulled it up onto the patio, out of the sun, away from any rain. I assumed I'd replace it with a mum as Fall sat in. 

Tonight, it's cold... definitely NOT when this beauty "should have" bloomed. But there there she is! God sends the most amazing messages sometimes. 

It IS my season, friends. Watch me bloom.