Flower of the Day: April 23, 2021: Dandelion glow

The sunlight streak in the background (created by my shadow) reminds me of an idyllic afternoon
MegEd@notemegs from Pinterest

Thanks Cee for hosting this challenge! I finally found a flower picture that I felt happy to post. Enjoy sharing my finds with you all.

Thank you everyone for visiting my post! Appreciate you and wishing you all a wonderful and healthy start to the weekend.

Flower of the day: Jan. 15, 2021

Perfect puff

Is that a bug photo bombing this picture? Before zooming in, I thought it was an old leaf stuck to the stem or an injured stem. I’m still wondering. If it is, that bug’s camouflage is incredible. What do you think?

Dandelions are just friendly little weeds who only want to be loved like flowers.”

Heather Babcock

Thanks Cee for hosting this flower challenge! Every time I see a pretty flower I’m inspired to share it here with everyone. Have a great start to the weekend!

Hairspray the puffy part of the Dandelion

We picked two fuzzy dandelion heads to try our experiment. As is usual with dandelion puffs, any movement blew away the little florets. And I just learned that a seed can travel up to five miles and the part that blows away is called parachutes; a descriptive and suitable name.

Kids walked carefully shielding the puff with their free hand. Once outside our home, we hair sprayed a dandelion puff to see if it would keep its form. It did! A few days later, only the stem withered but the hair sprayed part remained the same.

Comparing the 2. As I’m looking at the picture now, I don’t remember the control dandelion puff being so squished at the time (honest: did not do that on purpose to show a vast difference). Anyways, you can see the one of the right holding its shape from the hair spray.