Thursday, June 9, 2011

Dandelions hail in the Summer!

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.







14 comments:

  1. That Is incredible! Absolutely gorgeous. Thank you for sharing.
    Imagine all the dandelions.....
    xo

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  2. Ever notice how children love dandelions?
    I'm still singing by the way.lol

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  3. Hi Shannon,

    I am always puzzled that people think of dandelions as weeds. I love them, we eat them, they are gorgeous. Enjoy the weekend! xo

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  4. Beautiful. This is certainly not how they look in my yard. Perhaps I need to view them through a different lens. Thanks for posting such pretty pictures.

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  5. Lovely images Shanna. Sage sure does love the little beauties... dandelions, bees, birds. Her world is full of beauty and I love that she recognizes it. Thank you for encouraging her in every way.

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  6. I too spent a good time laying in the grass recently analyzing the architecture of the dandelion and all it's different stages of life. so vast and self-sufficient. weeds or not, they are beautiful.

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  7. Hi Samantha, I really like the term 'self-sufficient'. Thanks for visiting.

    And thank-you all for your wonderful comments,
    it really is fun to have you here!

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  8. Oh how lovely! This is such a nice post. and yes Dandelions! Very colorful! You give them a great homage here.
    I have to say I loved your previous post... singing "Kung Fu fighting!" Now I have it in my head and I can imagine all the laughter it provoked!
    Thanks for your visit and kind comment. See you soon!

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  9. Lovely to have you here Kenza!

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  10. Your photos are so lovely~ I especially love the last few...dandelions at this stage look like they are holding on to wisps of dream wings.

    Thank you for sharing!

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  11. Hi Andewyn, Thanks for visiting. I really enjoy your blog too!

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  12. Hi Shannon! So Lovely To Be Here! My Very First Visit And I Was Instantly Mesmerized By The Gorgeous Field Of Dandelions. Looking At Your Stunning Photography Who Would Ever Know These Flowers Are Classified As Weeds. Goodness Gracious Alive, They're Simply Beautiful! And Thanks For Joining My Blog Today. In Turn, I Joined You As Well. It's Wonderful To Have A New Friend! Looking Forward To Many More Visits In The Future. Have A Glorious Weekend! Hugs Of Georgia Sunshine, Terri

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  13. Terri, I am delighted to meet you! Thanks for joining me.

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  14. Gorgeous!
    I've been trying to respond (SO honoured!) to your email but am having serious issues with Yahoo...I will try again later...
    You are so Fabulous!
    XO

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