Monday, March 3, 2008

Dandelion 'Clock'


Well, the Bradford Pear trees next door have buds and white blooms coming out on them, and the yards everywhere are filled with little yellow dandelions and their seed pods like this in the photograph. I had planned to take a picture this morning when I saw a field of these, but it was really windy and when I went back there were only a few left intact. Just to be sure I had the name right (dandelion), I looked this up in Wikipedia and saw that these are actually called a 'clock.' You learn something new every day....

8 comments:

Lynette said...

Great close-up photo, and I'm so proud that you've reported what you discovered at Wikipedia. Clock. Who'd a thunk it?

Ming the Merciless said...

Cool marco photo! I have shot some close-up dandelions photos too. They are amazing flowers.

Mo said...

oh yes I remember blowing them while counting 1 o'clock, 2 o'clock etc.

marley said...

I used to do the same as Mo, but I had know idea that they are actually called a clock. Thanks for the lesson!

Joy said...

That's a very pretty photo. How dainty!

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Chris said...

They may be "weeds," but I do like the little things.

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Southern Heart said...

I didn't know that, either. It's a great photo! You all are just a little ahead of us on "Spring". :)

Jana said...

Very pretty photo. Learning something new everyday is what I really like about Daily City Photos.