Friday, August 29, 2014

Dandelion Seeds


It was my turn to mow the yard.  As I was pulling everything out of the garage, I noticed a dandelion seed head popping up above the grass, then another and another…  So I went around the yard picking dandelions.  I wasn’t thinking about removing the seeds so weeds wouldn’t grow.  No, I wanted to take pictures of them.  I put them in a bottle with water to save for later. 


Have you ever looked really close at a dandelion seed?  They are perfect weed making machines.  Their fluff carries them far and wide, and the seed is actually barbed to stick where it wants to be planted.  They are little miracles - or perfect disasters, depending how you look at it.  

Today I am joining Kim Klassen’s Friday Finds.  My Find this week is dandelion seeds.  My photos were textured with Kim’s texture waterfront 18.

Thank you for stopping by!
Have a great weekend!
Michelle

 Kim Klassen dot Com

15 comments:

  1. I love that last image so much, those little seeds on that big rock. Awesome.

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  2. You have a way of noticing all the
    title beautiful things around you.
    Nice images

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  3. Lovely images, I was amazed at how intricate they when I first saw them through my lens !

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  4. I love the delicate fluff on the top. Like little umbrellas inverted, Beautiful seeds on the stone!! The finches were packed on the coneflowers yesterday - at least 8 or 10 gathered on them, picking away. Then, off they all flew after about 5 minutes.

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  5. I love them too...There is a plant/weed here that is different from dandelions, but the seed head is similar. The seeds are a little coarser and about 5 times the size of the dandelion. I had one "volunteer" in my tank garden and I let it grow just for the seed heads. I only had a chance to take a few pics but I'm pretty sure there will be one or two returning next year.

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  6. I love dandelions when they are nice and fluffy like this.

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  7. Photography certainly brings out the kid in us, doesn't it? And that's a good thing. I love dandelion seedheads.

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  8. Gorgeous image! So glad you got side-tracked! :o)

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  9. Love your photos and the quote, Michelle !
    Wonderful details !
    So good it was your turn to mow the yard :-)
    Have a nice weekend,
    Sylvia

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  10. You get the most beautiful pictures of these dandelions, Michelle! I love how you see them as something extraordinary - as they are! - and you take a closer look and are captured by them ... and convey your find to us :)

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  11. I love your images and especially the sentiment in the first one--how very true and a good word for today!

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  12. Fun to read this post as I teach this survival technique in Biology. Your images take something so simplistic and turn them into beautiful art.

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  13. How delicate, soft and beautiful! Beautiful quote too.
    I love dandelion clocks, they are fluffy balls full of wishes. As a kid, I always used to blow dandelion seeds off of the stem and make a wish that would supposedly be granted if you could blow them all off at once. Well, I still make a wish on a dandelion clock whenever I have the chance :)

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  14. Beautiful Michelle!
    Gorgeous for meditations ;-)
    Greetings, Brigitte

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