It's interesting how some plants, like some people, are late bloomers. Even though our dahlias have been blooming for a while, these pink ones, which I received from one of my daughters a few years ago, really put on a show as the days become shorter and cooler.
Today was one of those typical autumn days - some sun in the morning which soon gave way to gray clouds, followed a short time later by drizzle - and the early morning cheeriness turned to dreariness. While looking through the window at the pond to gauge how hard it was drizzling, I saw these pink beauties and hurried out to make some photos. As I've learned, timing is everything, for soon the light drizzle turned into a steady cold rain.
(18-55mm f18 1/20 sec ISO200)
(60mm f3.2 1/25 sec ISO200)