Sunday, April 11, 2010

Dandelion: Macro Monday

One of many popping up in the yard now that the warmer temperatures are here. :(
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25 comments:

Rose said...

You know, I always thought of them as weeds, but they are just bright little spots of sunshine God gives us. When you really look, they are beautiful...at least I think that when they are blooming. Not crazy about when they go to seed.

awarewriter said...

Nice shot of a common (I happen to think dandelions are neat looking) weed. Our yard is chock full now. I refuse to spray stuff because I don't mind the yellow flowers and I don't want to hurt the birds and other critters with poison.

Colleen said...

Oh, I have one or two or a thousand of those in my yard. My kids love them, so we don't try to get rid of them. Great shot.

judi said...

"bloom where you are planted"
Or in this case where the wind blew ya. Great flower, It just keeps on giving!

Thom said...

They are so nice and pretty and so many people think of them as weeds. Well they do take over a bunch but I think they are cool looking. That's an especially good looking photo my friend :)

ladyfi said...

They are so pretty... shame people think they are weeds.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

They are a NO NO in our yard.... We do everything we can to get rid of them.... I loved them as a child ---but no more!!!! Oh Well.... Sorry about that.
Hugs,
Betsy

amatterofhowyouseeit.com said...

Lovely shallow DoF - it's as if the flower is "floating".

Carolyn Ford said...

Now I feel really bad! I just had our gardener kill all of the dandelions growing in our grass...your capture is SO pretty.

SquirrelQueen said...

They are beautiful little flowers and I took lots of photos before I dug them up (I don't like to use weed killers if I can avoid it).

That is a great macro Carletta. Mine is at The Road to Here

Hootin' Anni said...

Such detail...it's beautiful.

I played Macro Monday for the 1st time today...can you come stop by? If you have some time.

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diane said...

We used to call them "wet the beds" but I don't know why.

Tricia @ Bluff Area Daily said...

It seems to me that the dandelion are more yellow this year - maybe it's just me. Very pretty shot, Carletta!

chasity said...

beautiful photo...
and i love your header...gorgeous.

Artlover said...

With this depth of field looks the flower float in the green so suspense out of the green surroundings. Nice photo.

Gel said...

Golden nugget of a photo. I like that background effect a lot. Hope you're feeling better by now!

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Craver Vii said...

I have seen the enemy and he is yellow.

I do not like dandelions. I went through the yard, pulling some up, but I know there are a lot more, one of my neighbors doesn't do anything about dandelions, so I will always have a battle on my lawn.

Jay said...

I love dandelions. I spotted a patch by the side of the road the other day in a busy town centre and they really brightened up the area with their sunny yellow faces!

"Lillagul" said...

I think they are beutiful little suns :)
Nice macro shot !

George said...

I think you appreciate dandelions much more than I do.

Leora said...

Oh, the lovely simple imperfections of a dandelion. Great shot.

Patti said...

Looks very familiar. Gives me an idea for a photo shoot out in the front yard!

;-)

Mimi said...

Beautiful shot.
Gives a whole new take on a "weed".
It's a pretty flower.
Dandelions are great healing plants- the leaves are good in salad, and the milk too can be used in healing remedies. Both parts are really good for your liver.
Some weed!

diane said...

As you don't have an email contact I'll answer here. We were told as kids that if we picked dandelions we would wet the bed. It is a common childhood myth but I looked it up and there is a little truth in it. If you eat dandelions they are a diuretic which means it makes you pass water frequently.
This is from the web:
Some people remember as kids hearing about the rumor about dandelions. It is stated that if you smell or come in contact with a dandelion that you will pee the bed that night. This is one of the many types of tales that children like to share with each other. This idea is a myth of course. However, just like all myths, there is truth hidden within the fable. Dandelions may not be the cause of wetting the bed, but it is possible for it to be a factor. This stems from the fact that the plant is a diuretic. A diuretic increases the amount of urine that is released by the body. However, in order for you to experience this diuretic property of the dandelion, you would have to do more than simply smelling or coming into contact with it. You would have to digest it. So if you consume a certain quantity of dandelions before going to sleep and stay asleep through the night, you may awaken to find that your bed is now wet. This would then make dandelions a factor of the bed wetting, not the cause.

dot said...

I just read Diane's comment. I've never heard this about the dandelion but there is another yellow flower I've heard it about. I always touched them just to prove I was brave and I don't remember wetting the bed. lol.
They may be weeds but they still are pretty. Nice shot!!