Geodesic dome designers, eat your hearts out, Mother Nature has bested you before you leave the blocks. The common dandelion, hated by many and admired by few, is an engineering marvel available for viewing in most back yards. Though they are the target of many a squirt of Roundup, I admire their yellow blooms and miraculous seeding process.
Get a closer look at the dandelion as it has done its work, plus some azalea freckles, spring beauties, and a tiny mystery flower on the Photo of the Week page at Corndancer dot-com. We’ll wait here while you look.
If your neck gets tired from looking down, look up and you may spot some Dogwood trees if you are lucky. If you do, keep walking to see the blooms up close and personal. You may miss some details otherwise.
Ofttimes there is plenty to see that incurs no expense past a few foot pounds of energy. Mother Nature is fickle. She cares not if you look, but offers manifold rewards if you do.
Speaking of which, if you take a look at our Weekly Grist Gallery, you will find 20 more poesy pictures including more of the dandelion, some azaleas, a closeup of the Dogwood bug, and last, but not least, some wild yellow flowers along the highway (shot incidentally and not on a special trip) which demonstrate some social characteristics.
Thanks for dropping by,
Weekly Grist for the Eyes and Mind