A dandelion clock


  1. What a perfect name. Finally someone to appreciate a dandelion's beauty. I love the yellow blossoms too, just not in my yard ;-)

  2. Hi Margret,
    So nice to see you here with the dandelion clock. The fluffy seeds ready to fly tell us the time - which is always NOW!

  3. Wow! A perfectly timed photo. In moments the seeds will take wind. The depth of field is just right. A poem for you and Margaret.

    Will to Live
    I think of all things that show a zest
    For life, the dandelion beats the rest.
    The little winged seeds from its white fluff ball
    Settle and grow with no urging at all.
    Settle in most unlikely places
    And soon there's a crop of dandelion faces.

    They are man's worst pest, but a child's playthings.
    Sometimes I wish I had light down wings
    Like a dandelion seed, and could settle at will
    On a velvety lawn or a sun-spread hill,
    And live with the eagerness and zest
    Of the wanton little dandelion pest.

  4. Ah Bill! "The wanton little dandelion pest"! Well, it seems that a weed is just another plant which is growing where it has not been invited! Poppies grow with wild abandon on wasteland and yet they are so beautiful to behold.

  5. Zinnia and Bill, do you know the novel "Dandelion Wine" by Ray Bradbury? It has been ages since I read it, but I remember that I enjoyed it very much at the time it was recommended to me.

  6. Hi Margret, No, I don't know the novel you mention. Though I remember making dandelion honey with my children when they were small!