Thursday, June 8, 2017

Beauty Is In The Eye Of The Beholder

They say that beauty is in the eye of the beholder so I am wondering what you see when you see a Dandelion. The early spring Dandelions,are a welcome sight to me. That bright yellow is so refreshing after the white of winter and the grey after the snow melts.


Please put aside your dislike of the Dandelion for just a few minutes and marvel with me at the beauty of this simple, yet complex flower.


The Dandelions are in bloom when not much else is and so are a welcome source of food for the bees.

Tell me that I am not the only one who has picked a Dandelion seeded and with one big breath, sent those seeds flying.


Even at this stage these flowers are exquisite.Take time to look closely at those tiny seeds and the detailed little 'parachutes' they have to send them on their way with the slightest breath of air.


In this picture,I focused on the partial seedhead,so you could see the details even better.I am in awe of a Creator who would take the time to design each little detail in, not only this flower but, in all flowers.


Closing Thought:
The same God Who designed the flowers, is interested in every little detail of your life and mine.

23 comments:

  1. You are not alone in your love for Dandelions. I do, too. I love the smell of them and all the things you mentioned. When Leonard wanted to spray the yard to get rid of them I have gone to their defense. Now that I'm alone they grow merrily in my yard as long as they want to. Diane

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  2. I have always loved dandelions! In fact, to me there are no weeds...only wildflowers.

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  3. P.S. lovely shots of the dandelion cycle!! They are all wonderful, each one.

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  4. I enjoy dandelions, too. But our neighbors don't. Thus, we spray.

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  5. it wasn't until I started shooting with my SLR that I saw all the pollen a top the flower. I was in awe - to have seen all of it ... I never knew!

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  6. Even the lowly dandelion has a purpose. So be it. I have watched bees buzz around them, settling only on certain ones. Always wondered why some were more appealing than others to the bee.

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  7. Lovely photos of a sweet flower that some hate. Thanks for sharing ~ FlowerLady

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  8. You made them look even more beautiful!

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  9. I'm usually not a big fan of dandelions (especially when they are in our yard), but your photos have captured the beauty of these blossoms. The detail you've shown is amazing.

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  10. I am a lover of dandelions, I love weeds, flowering weeds. your photos show all the amazing details of each leaf and flower. just look at the designs in the green leaf, amazing to me.. and yes I have huffed and puffed and blown those seeds away

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  11. WELL---I am NOT a lover of Dandelions BUT---as long as they are NOT in my yard, they are fine!!!!! ha ha (We've worked hard to get rid of them in our yard--but it's not easy to do!!! ha)

    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  12. Fine photos of one of the wonders of God's creation!

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  13. As always, some of the best captures ever. I have played with these many times. Just blew and blew and watch them fly away.

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  14. i love dandelions in pictures and in other peoples yards. you've captured them beautifully!!!

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  15. Thank you. I love Dandelions! They are so warm yellow. Little Sunshine ...

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  16. The are a vibrant reminder that even weeds are good for something.

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  17. I do like the dandelion...and I still blog the seeds occasionally...I can not help myself.

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  18. Oh I do like dandelions and love when they fill my green lawn with yellow poke-a-dots.

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  19. Ruth, I'm with you! I love Dandelions! Even out here on the coast, they are usually the first things that bloom! Usually off in a ditch or in the crack in the cement against a building somewhere! They are amazing! They just shout, Spring! It's here!

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  20. we got to hang out with some of our camping buddies this past weekend and they are great photographers like you ... Faye & Rick are their names ... Faye was taking a shot of a bee on a bloom ... just a perfect moment. i guess it truly depends on your camera. nice!! i love bee moments. ( :

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  21. I remember as a little girl, I'd pick a bouquet of them for my mom.

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  22. I love the details of these flowers, what I always called weeds. The Creator sure thought of everything in detail, such as a parachute to spread the seeds...amazing.

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  23. I always think they are so cool looking when have their fluff on! I never worry about getting rid of them. Just a part of life.

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