Monday, May 7, 2012

May Flower Challenge • The Beauty of a Weed

The Beauty of a Weed • May Flower Challenge • Day Seven

Giving the spotlight to what some call a non flower, the dandelion, a weed. We include her leaves on our salads but never in our bouquets. The name dandelion is a  modified french term meaning the lion's teeth, the resemblance is in the petals.
What is funny to me is that I found this beauty on a misty and drizzly morning during a garden tour event.

My kids have been having a ball with these dandelions, blowing on them and scattering the seeds everywhere. 
When I was a kid they said if you make a wish right before you blow on them, your wish may just come true. 
Do you have any dandelion rituals from your childhood?
Have you learned any new ones from your children?

The Dandelion for day seven of The May Flower Challenge . Each day you can post your flower creation, whether it is a doodle, drawing, photograph, collage or painting. This challenge has been started by  Lori Moon, fellow blogger, talented photographer and jewelry artisan. Play along on a specific day each week or only once - whatever inspires you. 
Join the challenge, here, it is going to be fun. 

They say if you dream of dandelions, your future looks wonderful and bright for you and the love of your life.

Make sure to visit the other artists who are participating in the challenge at Lori Moon's websiteI love challenges like this because it helps build reference material for your body of work, it adds to your sketchbook, portfolio, motif library if you are a Surface pattern designers and so on. Make it work for you.

Thank you for stopping by!

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  1. Hi Deborah...Our yard was full of Dandelions this year...everywhrere. I know they are weeds, but I like them. Great photos!!!

  2. Love how you chose the Dandelion. I remember blowing on them as a kid.


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