Dandelions line paths of the trails, cover empty fields, and harass home owners this time of year. Love them or hate them, they are a beneficial weed to gardeners and can even be eaten. I find them quite beautiful, littering the fields with bits of white when a strong wind blows. Next time you are in a field, pick up one and blow or pick a few, take them home, and make a nice dandelion wine.
My grandmother use to tell us stories of how they would pick the dandelions for salads.
Nice. Thanks. 🙂
Great pictures. Reminds me of being a child and running through the fields to see how many I could hold and then blow them away to just stems. Thanks for the memories!
Welcome. Thanks Stephanie.
Carpets of dandelions and celandines mixed with daisies here in West Wales too.
Great. 🙂 Love to know we have the same things. 🙂
My dad used to make wine from dandelions…great photos…love them!
oh I love me some dandilion greens, boiled up like spinach and vinegar on top…yummy….I always keep some about… 🙂
Really? I don’t think I’ve tried dandelions before.
give it a whirl, just make sure you wash the slugs and kitty pee off…..lmao also good to add in sauted onions after their done boiling….omg…..YUM
Huh.. we shall see. I don’t like kitty pee thoughts.
Yes me too!!!!
Great pics!! I love photographing dandelions soo!! Hugz, Lisa
My pépé used to make dandelion wine. I wonder if it’s a lost art, or if many people still make it? And my other grandparents made dandelion salad in the spring. I believe the dressing was white vinegar, white sugar, and a little salt and pepper. It was pretty good. Thanks for bringing that back for me. 🙂
Welcome. Thanks Tina.
I’ve made dandelion wine a few times, but it is quite a back-breaking task to pick them. And then you have to get home quick to cut off the petals before the flowers close (which they do when the light fades). Nowadays I just enjoy seeing them growing wild and rebellious.
Those are some nice pictures! Comforting. We have dandelions everywhere here too. We used to have a lady who would come and pick our dandelions to make salad with. I munch on them occasionally. I’ve never heard of dandelion wine tho.
Me either until I did a bit of research. It was the first thing that came up with a bing search of “dandelion recipe”.
Tthanks for sharing beautiful spring image around you, Seth
Welcome. Thanks knlynn.
Dandelions are beautiful… but — as toward many beautiful beings — a lot of people were taught to hate them. 😉
Very true. Thanks Thomas.
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Great Blog, nice dandelions 🙂
Thanks Metha. Your English seems good.
No, it’s just for a short conversation and it’s good enogh for long essay.
I just keep writing and writing whereas my writing is not good enough too 🙂
Keep writing ^_^
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Ops, Correction, I meant ” it’s just for a short conversation, and it’s not good enough for long essay”
Ok, thanks 🙂
I really enjoy your photography. The close ups of the dandelions are well done, beautiful. The sky, “goodnight”, gorgeous.
Thanks so much. Glad you like these photos.
Takes me back to my childhood. I always loved dandelions. My Dad always called them weeds and maybe they are but not to me!
In Japan, dandelions are often used to decorate food. The yellow flower is commonly found with sushi from supermarkets.
Wow. Thanks Jay.
we make medicine with them too, but there are different kinds, so I wouldn’t recommend that to anyone who is not qualified!
Been eating dandelions for weeks now. Salad. Pesto. Stir fry.
Have to look up a recipe for dandelion wine now, thanks!
What are they similar to?
a bit like arugula, but less peppery and more bitter. Just try one!
I always love doing this!
🙂 I’ve must have been missing out.
Howdy Seth! the blue in Todd’s shirt really holds its own against the green. Favorite is time. If interested, I need two pics, one of a playground, the older and rustier the better, and another of a dumpster on some city street, as urban as possible, you know what it is. I’ll pay for the prints. Hope all is well. Peace my friend
I have some rusty playground pics. Let me find them for you. I’ll check out the other. Thanks for the comments.
❤ you two! you're such big kids! I do that too , stop and blow the dandelions though the pickings are slim in NY 😦
Tasha.. There were quite a few in Queens when I lived there. In the cemeteries. The thousands of acres of cemeteries there. 😉
Eating and blowing on dandelions took me back to my Minnesota childhood. What a lovely moment.
so whimsical and fun and universal, seth. my son calls them “blow flowers” but i feel like that’s from winnie-the-pooh… nonetheless, it’s a perfect expression. instead of sniff, we blow and enjoy them just as much. thanks for sharing such a happy moment.
Glad to. Thx. 😊
Great images, vivid and strong. I have always thought of them as a nusiance, invading the lawn but never thought of the wine, part.
Thanks you have set me thinking of another enterprise,
Quite a lovely portfolio, Seth, for the ordinary dandelion…you’ve turned them into something beautiful!!
Thx. 🙂 Glad you like my portfolio.
Great pictures…loved them.
Thanks so much Doc Rohan.
They are my favorite flowers, come early spring and are gone a few days later, it is short life. But I love them.
Thanks Inga. 🙂