Sunday, March 6, 2011

A Dandelion By Any Other Name....

Last summer,  my daughter sat in the middle of our yard blowing thousands of dandelion fuzzies into the air. She did this on a regular basis for a few months. Every time she was outside, she would pick the flowers and blow until all that was left was a thin green stem with a tiny knob on top.

I sat with her one day and explained that the fuzzies that she was blowing were actually the seeds to the dandelions and that if she continued to do that, we would have a yard full of the yellow weeds in the spring.
She responded by telling me that she knew all of that and that she was doing it on purpose. Dandelions were her favorite flower.

Today, I glanced out the kitchen window. The entire back yard is carpeted with bright yellow dandelions. I'm sure my daughter is happy.


Did I mention that she is nineteen years old?  :)



L

5 comments:

THE OLD GEEZER said...

I like dandelions too. As long as they stay in my neighbors lawn :-)

Take care and have a great week :-)

~Ron
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BTW, thanks for you kind comment on my testimony. God is good :-)

Sheila Siler said...

But if you let them bloom perhaps they will take over the grass and you'll never have to mow! Good job E!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Hey Linda! Saw your comment on my blog. You can put either your name or your blog's name in the first line, then you place your blog's web address in the second - which would be www.unlesswriteitdown.blogspot.com/
Glad you're on board for the challenge!

Arlee Bird said...

Dandelions are pretty when they are flowers. You can use a portion of them to eat in a salad and you can make wine with them. You might be able to start a cottage industry with your dandelion crop and you can put your daughter in charge.

Lee
Tossing It Out

Jessica Tate said...

I have a ton of dandelions in my yard too. :) LOL