Saturday, April 10, 2010
As a child, my favorite flower was a Dandelion, probably because they were everywhere!
Dandelion seed pods were an opportunity to make a wish that might come true! Ever so carefully I plucked it from the plant, the stem held between my fingers, a wish was made and then I would blow the puff ball of spores. I would watch as hundreds of spores flew in every direction as if they were dancing with the wind.
Now, when I see a Dandelion seed pod I remember the beautiful simplicity of my childhood. Hot summer days watching cloud formations, running barefoot in the cool grass and playing in the water sprinkler. Evenings were spent playing hide and seek, star gazing and best of all catching fireflies!
Lovin' those Dandelion wishes!