Monday, 19 May 2008

Sunny Dandelion

I thought I'd start the week with a bit of sunshine! The weather here has been really good this last week and all the plants are blooming. Even the weeds look good!

12 comments:

brian said...

beautiful flower, and a really nice close up, Marley! love the yellow...

Fénix - Bostonscapes said...

The comment you left on my blog made me laugh out loud! :D

Are dandelions considered "pests" over there? Here most people hate them, but I think they are lovely. Of course, I'm not a gardener... I'm looking at the full size photo as I type this. A very nice closeup, indeed.

Kate said...

Hi there! Thought I'd spend a bit of time tonight visiting some blogger friends. I miss blogging, and I plan to return eventually. 'Til then come visit me via email now and then! (My address is on my profile)

My granddaughter loves dandelions so she would love this bright photo!!

Kate

Ackworth Born said...

we seem to be having more daisies than dandelions this year.

Jackie said...

I only have a communal court out the back of our flats, but the tiny bit of grass is *full* of dandelions. I'm sure my neighbours think I'm mad as I keep going out and pulling the flowers off before they go to seed! I've got some flower pots out there and they even managed to invade a couple of those! grrrr.

(great photo though, even though it does make me want to pick it before it seeds!)

D.C. Confidential said...

Isn't funny how even something as noxious as a dandelion can look good and be the subject of a photo? I took some myself a few weeks ago and laughed the whole time I was doing it. For years, I remember my father battling these things in our yard while the neighbor three houses down refused to eradicate his and let them flourish!

Great photo, Marley! Thanks for the touch of sun today.

Neva said...

I spent all weekend weeding as our weeks look wonderful! We have a lot of dandelions as we don't spray ....I don't mind them so much but the neighbors seem to....

Ming the Merciless said...

Argh! Weeds! :-)

Lovely macro shot.

Tanya said...

Very nice picture to start the week with! A dandelion is a happy little flower!

Knoxville Girl said...

What a cheerful photo. You know, dandelion greens can be added to a salad. And then there's dandelion wine. So unwanted weed or useful plant - all in the eye of the beholder, I suppose.

Murphy_jay said...

Wow..thanks knoxville girl for the other uses of dandelion.
Reminds me of the multi-function plant of asia - coconut.

Looking at your picture, Marley, the plant does resemble the mane of a lion, is that how it got its name?

• Eliane • said...

And a good looking one! Nice shot!! I hear they are very good in salads (I guess the leves, not the flowers).

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