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Photo: Bee and thistle: Taken high in the Cascade Mountains where there is a bee buzzing on every thistle. by Debora Rorvig

Sunday, May 6, 2012


To A Dandelion

Blessings on thy sunny face,
In my heart thou hast a place,
Humble Dandelion!
Forms more lovely are around thee,
Purple violets surround thee,--
But I know thy honest heart
Never felt a moment's smart
At another's good or beauty,--
Ever at thy post of duty,
Smiling on the great and small,
Rich and poor, and wishing all
Health, and happiness, and pleasure,
Oh, thou art a golden treasure!

                                  Helen M. Johnson

I like dandelions. I'm sure the first bouquet of flowers I ever gave my mother, or received from my children were dandelions. Sometimes the kindergarteners at school will bring me a big bouquet of bright yellow dandelions. Even brighter are their little smiles as they bestow their special gifts upon me.  I am always touched their affection and thoughtfulness. Do you have happy dandelion memories too?


ellen b. said...

We are infested with dandelions and I think I need to learn to embrace them as a treasure!

allisamazing said...

I love dandelions and used to pick my mom huge bouquets of them :)

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chickory said...

recently I have been confused about dandelions. is it the white puff ball or the yellow? does the yellow flower become the white one? Ive eaten the leaves in a salad - kind of peppery. nice to see an ode to the dande here!

Amish Stories said...

very lovely images.......Id like to invite everyone to a post I've just published honoring the TV show "Big Valley", and also actor Peter Breck. Included with this post are 2 personal recipes that was sent to me by Peters wife Diane, so please stop by and say hello and share your memories of this classic TV show. Richard

Brenda @ It's A Beautiful Life said...

I know some folks call them a pest (when they appear in the lawn)... but I unashamedly admit... I love dandelions. They are audacious to the max. They never miss an opportunity to spread a bright note.
And they appear in the most mundane of places and yet appear fresh and happy.


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