Fleeting Beauty: Going to Seed

Many folks keep a watchful and appreciative eye on the wonderful flowers that appear each spring here in the northern hemisphere, but one of my perpetual favorites is one that often seems overlooked and neglectedthe little dandelion. One of my blogging buddies, however, Lemony, loves to pay them particular attention and has done some lovely series with them in the past. She has taken up their banner again with a fine shot that she posted yesterday (here), which inspired me to get back out into our garden today for this study. This one’s for you, Lemony! (As usual, click on the photo if you’d like an even closer look.)

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6 Responses to Fleeting Beauty: Going to Seed

  1. Lemony says:

    Absolutely stunning, Gary. Thank you so much! :-) They all seem to have such distinct “personalities” when we see them up close like this, in all their marvelous dishevelment. There is something so real about them to me… I mean, something so grounding, something that returns my awareness to the present, fleeting moment–each seed so lovely and delicate, on the verge of drifting off or letting go or succumbing to a gust at any moment.

  2. krikitarts says:

    You are so very welcome. Within an hour or so of when I made this photo, the seeds had all flown and the whole scene had changed. Yes, fleeting feels like the ultimately-appropriate term. I salute you yet again for your sensitivity to these transient treasures.

  3. Adrian Lewis says:

    Gary, I’m right up there with you and Lemony with regard to Dandelions, absolutely amongst my favourite flowers – and while they are thought weeds here, weed is not a word I recognise! A :)

  4. shoreacres says:

    What an interesting image. Our native dandelions are running riot just now, with whole roadsides and fields filled with them. I grew up with the European import (which I assume this is) and I loved it. Now, I rarely see one, but our local variety more than makes up for the lack of my sentimental favorite.

    • krikitarts says:

      Thanks, Linda, I thought you’d be a fellow fan. They really do brighten up the new spring landscapes in their humble but persistent fashion, and more folks would do well to pay them a bit more attention. There’s nothing like lying on one’s tummy on a warm spring day and contemplating their intricacies up close–provided, of course, that one is still able to focus one’s eyes on such a close subject!

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