Wednesday, 3 May 2017

Don't Overlook the Ordinary - the beauty of dandelions!

Dandelions are bright and cheerful flowers, familiar to most of us and often hated as weeds. I always like to see them though and today I was particularly struck with the beauty of their seed heads and shadows



It was also lovely to see this speckled wood butterfly

which was enjoying basking in the sunshine.

And here's an article about an interesting new scientific use for dandelion seeds




8 comments:

Lynn said...

We used to blow on dandelions, when we were children. I've always liked them, too. :)

Sandy said...

I love to photograph the seed heads, too. Dandelions seem to be very popular with bees and butterflies, don't they?

Magyar said...

__ It seems that a dandelion will root and grow... and bloom in a thimble; that may be an exaggeration, but this is the purpose of their unmatched inner strength, that feeds their desire to succeed. _m

dosankodebbie said...

I love dandelions so much I won't let anyone mow the yard until the first dandelion growth of spring is over. I pick the young leaves for salad, paint etegami of the yellow blossoms, and blow on the fuzzy white ones to make wishes. After that, I let the mower in, but I love how new dandelions pop up right away. Apparently it's bad community manners around here to let dandelions go to seed before rooting them out, because the seeds spread to other people's yards. But I pretend not to know this, and no one has been brave enough to tell me to my face.

Rabbits' Guy said...

Well they are pretty but still .....

Crafty Green Poet said...

Hi Sandy - yes all sorts of insects seem to love dandelions! Rabbits love them too!

Magyar - yes dandelions are one of those plants that are very strong.

Marcie said...

I am a HUGE fan of Dandelions! You will see them appear quite regularly on my blog. Trying to single-handedly change their reputation from "weed" to "small miracle!"

Lowcarb team member said...

As a child I used to love blowing the dandelion seeds ...

All the best Jan