Everyday Wonderment

Dandelions… 2

They’re blooming now – you can’t miss them!  Their heads composed of many-rayed, bright, yellow flowers with deeply notched leaves.  They’re in lawns and fields, along roadsides and cracks of sidewalks.

Some people look at them only as weeds – others gather the greens for salads or the blossoms for making dandelion wine.

Their beautiful, yellow flower heads can change into their white seed heads overnight and I can’t resist picking at least one and blowing those seeds into the wind.  Happy Spring!

2 comments

  1. Michael Krieger

    April 9, 2012 at 9:17 am

    I was just saying to a friend, if we could all agree to enjoy dandelions rather than get rid of them chemically, we’d rid the planet of millions of metric tons of fertilizer every year. Does anyone remember holding them under someone’s chin to see if they like butter?

     
  2. Patrick Endres

    April 9, 2012 at 7:59 pm

    Great choice this week Nancy. I also agree with Michael’s comment on letting them grow. For the past two years I have enjoyed seen dandelions and other wildflowers.

     

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