Monday, 20 April 2009

Dandelion

I suppose the humble dandelion must be one of the worlds most recognisable weeds. They are a bit scruffy looking, have a long tap root, seed themselves all over the place and grow anywhere. This clump had taken root in between some paving slabs. I like the contrast between the flowers and the litter in the background, behind the fence. Not the prettiest image but its out there to be photographed.
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7 comments:

Virginia said...

It's pretty but my yard is FULLLLLLL!
V

Tash said...

Those are very healthy looking dandelions. Look good enough to eat (I've never tried eating them though). Nice juxtabosition of a beautiful weed and yucky litter.

Hilda said...

Not all over the world — none here at all. But with such bright-colored flowers, I wouldn't mind having these weeds at all!

Kate said...

It may be a week and noxious, but it certainly is a pretty yellow! Reminds me that my father used to make dandelion wine...sweet, but oh so good. Always got a juice glass of the juice before bedtime as a kid. Seems very civilized to me!

Mo said...

Thay make a damn tasty salad as well

Lori said...

I know some people who have them in their yards hate them, but I love the dandelion. Their color is so cheerful. I loved to blow on them as a kid when they get all puffy. Love this colorful shot!

Babooshka said...

I adore them stubborn Be uggers, I admire there can grow anywhere attitude and sunny colour. Our garden birds eat them. It's a beauty to me, naturally.

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