Just a few days ago the air softened and took on a decided turn towards warmer weather. You can feel it on your skin and smell it in the air, summer is here! And every where you look you see dandelions!
I was watching my little hero in most things, Sage, playing in the dandelions. She was in search of the biggest flowers she could find to make her mother a special bouquet (Niki is recovering from knee surgery). Sage is a fellow artist, so when there is an opportunity I try to encourage her to look at things closely. We talked about the many petals in the dandelion and the subtleties of yellows in the petals. I had to laugh because after that I became suddenly fascinated with this most humble yet beautiful flower... that most of us call weeds.