Friday, May 8, 2009
The Beleaguered Dandlelion
I like dandelions. I think they're a happy flower - what I have never understood is why they are the enemy to so many homeowners and why so many people complain about them to their local municipalities.
Dandelions can be eaten as a salad or made into a wine, right? So why destroy them with chemicals and lawn mowers?
And I don't like it when people refer to them as weeds. A weed is simply a plant that is growing in a place that it is not wanted.
There is something about the green of spring, especially the green in the tree above that I like. I like the contrast of the green against the slate grey skies of a storm (missed that shot the other day) and sometimes I take a break outside just to smell the green.
There's something to be said for each season. I love them all, but spring and fall are probably my two favorites.
I wait for the crabapple trees and the redbuds to bloom.
Another quote for today comes from anonymous: The miracles of nature do not seem miracles because they are so common. If no one had ever seen a flower, even a dandelion would be the most startling event in the world.