Radiant sparks

I have a confession to make…

I love the lowly ‘lion’s tooth’ –

Or dandelion.

Dandy copy

They grow in fields and gardens

Like cheery suns

Or radiant sparks of light

That have fallen from heaven.

Sunny dandies

And if you’ve ever rolled in

Dandelion-studded grass,

Then you know that it’s like being

Kissed by golden suns.

Photobombed dandies

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94 responses

  1. Our pups seem to love laying in tall grass, tall weeds and of course that includes dandelions. :) What wonderful photos you are sharing today!

    May 27, 2013 at 15:54

  2. They look so beautiful through your lens!

    May 27, 2013 at 15:57

  3. The dandelions are beautiful seen thru your lenses. Lovely images, especially the Oscar shot. Have a happy week!

    May 27, 2013 at 16:00

  4. they are my fav flower honestly…beautiful last pic too of your friend int he field of them…smiles.

    May 27, 2013 at 16:04

  5. Bob

    Yes, I agree you, they are brilliant.

    May 27, 2013 at 16:16

  6. it looks gorgeous!

    May 27, 2013 at 16:33

  7. Love the last picture of your pup in the dandelions!

    May 27, 2013 at 16:49

  8. I love dandelions! Beautiful shots!

    May 27, 2013 at 16:52

  9. loved this!

    May 27, 2013 at 16:53

  10. I have always loved dandelions since I was a kid and felt sorry for them because they are maligned so. I think a field of dandelions is a beautiful sight! :)

    May 27, 2013 at 17:32

  11. Hello Lady Fi!
    Lovely pictures.
    I like the dandelion blooms. For me, it is gone.
    Oscar looks pretty yellow flowers.
    I wish you have a nice week.
    Regards:)

    May 27, 2013 at 17:47

  12. I’m a big dandelion fan also – great post! :)

    “Weeds are flowers, too, once you get to know them.” (A.A. Milne)

    May 27, 2013 at 17:56

  13. Great photos… I especially like the last one with Oscar and the Dandelions. Spring is THERE, isn’t it?????

    Hugs,
    Betsy

    May 27, 2013 at 17:56

  14. –Kissed by golden suns. I like that.
    I see Oscar is being kissed generously. Xx

    May 27, 2013 at 18:19

  15. They are such a glorious colour I can’t imagine how anyone could not love dandelions!

    May 27, 2013 at 18:20

  16. Love the photo of Oscar!!! wonderful shots!!!

    May 27, 2013 at 18:26

  17. Oscar knows all about rolling in those lovely suns! Gorgeous photos! You really make the mundane marvelous!!!

    May 27, 2013 at 18:53

  18. I remember how my dad would be so upset when they came up in his grass, and mom would smile when I presented her with a dandelion bouquet.

    May 27, 2013 at 19:10

  19. Ah – “les dents de lions”!! Magnifiques!

    May 27, 2013 at 20:05

  20. I’ve loved them since childhood, when I couldn’t understand why my dad wanted to mow them down. Nice to know I’m not the only one.

    May 27, 2013 at 20:16

  21. I love them also. And would wouldn’t love them if Oscar is part of the picture?

    May 27, 2013 at 21:20

  22. Oh, I LOVE the shots of a dandelion studded lawn! I’m not usually a fan of lawns but seeing one full of sunny dandelions makes me smile. I wish more gardeners could love the dandelion because bees love them.

    May 27, 2013 at 21:59

  23. I Love Dandelions! and Oscar is adorable :)

    May 27, 2013 at 22:25

  24. looks like your golden is biting the head off the dandelion! heheheee =)

    May 27, 2013 at 22:47

  25. Lovely spring pictures :)

    May 27, 2013 at 22:52

  26. I’m also a dandelion fan, I think they’re so pretty (and tasty and healthy!), and think your photos just did wonders for dandelion PR! :-) That second photo is especially lovely, they remind me of little sunflowers turning their golden faces to the sun. And I love the one of Oscar cavorting through his dandelion meadow – I thought he looked like he’s singing karaoke into a dandelion microphone! :-)

    May 27, 2013 at 23:22

  27. I’m sending all my dandelion seeds to you! They make a perfect backdrop for handsome Oscar.

    May 27, 2013 at 23:36

  28. I don’t mind them either. It is all in your perspective! My Mom they drive her nuts!

    May 28, 2013 at 00:12

  29. Pat

    Beautiful post!

    May 28, 2013 at 01:31

  30. There is nothing so sweet as a child’s chubby hand offering a dandelion bouquet and a sunny smile. That photo with Oscar makes me love them even more. :)

    May 28, 2013 at 03:25

  31. Oscar is so cute!

    May 28, 2013 at 03:52

  32. jenmuddybootdreams

    Honestly I don’t mind them…just keep them in check, lol.

    Jen

    May 28, 2013 at 04:21

  33. Yes…I think they add some sparkle to the grass as well.

    May 28, 2013 at 05:11

  34. I, too, think they make a sunny sight in fields of green! My mother had an ongoing war with them that she could never win and I couldn’t convince her they were beautiful golden gifts freely spreading joy. I used to love picking them as bouquets as a kid, but didn’t care for their sticky “milk” that got all over my fingers. And then, of course, there is the delightful fairy fluff when they go to seed..

    May 28, 2013 at 05:15

  35. Kissed by golden suns indeed.. right now my face is all lit up to start my day in India with that! :)


    My Yatra Diary…

    May 28, 2013 at 05:22

  36. Wonderful pictures!

    May 28, 2013 at 05:30

  37. Jim

    Just beautiful.

    May 28, 2013 at 05:32

  38. How very beautiful. I am a fan of them myself. And Oscar looks in his element – again.

    May 28, 2013 at 05:39

  39. Oscar looks like he enjoys them too! So do I..but then yellow is my favorite flower color:)

    May 28, 2013 at 05:48

  40. Lovely yellow flowers.

    May 28, 2013 at 06:40

  41. Spectacular Pics!

    May 28, 2013 at 07:19

  42. Underbara bilder och bilden med din golden är min favvis! Din vackra text förstärker förstås bilderna.

    May 28, 2013 at 07:50

  43. I like it a wonderful place to walk with Oscar, nice light, great flowers! Nice pictures!.

    May 28, 2013 at 08:38

  44. To have a feel of heaven’s simple bliss and be kissed by hundreds of Sun’s warm kiss is a beautiful, unforgettable event indeed. Stunning images that makes you smile.

    May 28, 2013 at 08:50

  45. Beautiful photos of the dandelions and I especially like the last one with the dog among the flowers.

    May 28, 2013 at 09:13

  46. Lovely pictures, especially the last one!

    May 28, 2013 at 10:56

  47. Very beautiful post, love the last pic.

    May 28, 2013 at 11:08

  48. All those images are piece for piece works of art! Your words are very poetical too! In one word : Exquisite!

    May 28, 2013 at 11:19

  49. I agree that dandelions are like lovely sunshine on the grass. Have you ever tried dandelion tea? It looks like you have access to a lot of dandelions and I hear the tea is good for you though I haven’t actually tried to gather and dry it myself. I love the photo of your dog in the field of dandelions ;-) Have a wonderful rest of your week.

    May 28, 2013 at 11:42

  50. dandelions are great. Beautiful and useful and a “pain in the ass”.

    May 28, 2013 at 12:10

  51. They are just so beautiful, and I love your writing..

    May 28, 2013 at 12:17

  52. You’re right. They’re such a warm yellow. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

    May 28, 2013 at 12:24

  53. Wonderful, happy photos!

    May 28, 2013 at 13:54

  54. What a lovely yellow Stunning

    May 28, 2013 at 14:05

  55. They are such sunny flowers.

    Mollyxxx

    May 28, 2013 at 14:10

  56. So true. They are pretty at their prime. Too bad they only last such a short time before going to seed.

    May 28, 2013 at 14:46

  57. I love them too although my mother did not approve of them much with all the brown stains we had on our clothes from the white sticky milk.
    Innumerable golden crows we made . . .

    May 28, 2013 at 15:37

  58. Penelope Puddlisms http://penelopepuddle.blogspot.ca/

    I like the way this sturdy plant regarded as a weed takes on amazing properties when seen through your lens.

    May 28, 2013 at 15:56

  59. Jo

    I did a blog post recently about dandelions – I too love them. This has been a particularly good year for them. Your photos are fantastic!!!

    May 28, 2013 at 16:22

  60. I love it when I find a blogger who appreciates the beauty of dandlions. :)

    May 28, 2013 at 16:41

  61. It does look like a field of tiny suns. I used to love them (in Oregon) — our lawn-centric neighbors did not! Oddly, they don’t grow in Florida …another sign of spring we miss here.

    May 28, 2013 at 16:43

  62. I love dandelions, too. Beautiful shots, LadyFi. :)

    May 28, 2013 at 17:01

  63. back from paris and catching up

    May 28, 2013 at 17:22

  64. LadyFi, you always capture images with feelings…a treat to come here everytime.

    May 28, 2013 at 17:43

  65. That’s a beautiful description and lovely shots.

    May 28, 2013 at 17:51

  66. I do love dandelions too! Especially now that we have bees and the bees like them as well! :)

    May 28, 2013 at 18:29

  67. Wonderful shots of the dandelions and also of your dog.

    May 28, 2013 at 18:50

  68. Wow! terrific shots!

    May 28, 2013 at 19:38

  69. Yes, Oscar is too cute – but your dandelions are lovely even without him! Love the yellow and green.

    May 28, 2013 at 20:04

  70. You can make dandelions look gorgeous!

    May 28, 2013 at 22:12

  71. Beautiful post and picture….I feel peach and calm while enjoying your post….just want I needed from the busy schedule. :) Thanks for sharing.

    May 28, 2013 at 23:00

  72. Wunderful! Love the dandelions or how here they are called Löwenzahn – like you mentioned! :)

    May 28, 2013 at 23:01

  73. Yes I agree, to be young and to roll in the grass and dandelions, dandelion meaning the tooth of the lion for the shape of the toothed leaves.
    I see oscar there also.

    May 29, 2013 at 00:45

  74. Al

    I’d like it a lot more if it didn’t mean it’s time to weed the lawn. Nice shots!

    May 29, 2013 at 03:08

  75. Lion’s tooth is a charming nickname for dandelion. How marvelous to be kissed by golden suns!

    May 29, 2013 at 04:57

  76. I love them, too. Love your shots!

    May 29, 2013 at 06:09

  77. There are many dandelions blooming in my area right now! I think they are also the favorite flowers of many children as they pick them for their Mothers :)

    May 29, 2013 at 07:42

  78. Completely wonderful!!! :)

    May 29, 2013 at 15:01

  79. Although these are thought of as some real pesty weeds here, I think they are just beautiful.
    Really wonderful photographs!

    May 29, 2013 at 15:04

  80. imac

    These are great, and they are also beautiful when in seed too.

    May 29, 2013 at 16:54

  81. I know they are terrible in the lawn, but I love them too. – Margy

    May 29, 2013 at 20:49

  82. I agree! dandelions are so beautiful!! and it’s good for the bees! :)

    Your photos are so lovely! :)

    May 29, 2013 at 22:43

  83. Hiiii, I bacame different! new icon! hah! this was a better one!! =D

    May 29, 2013 at 22:44

  84. These are lovely, especially the one of Oscar! It’s so precious!

    May 30, 2013 at 08:25

  85. I must admit that I do like the sight of them in my back garden. Until my wife asks me to get rid of them! :-) Beautiful photos and doggie.

    Greetings from London.

    May 30, 2013 at 11:18


  86. Me too I love.
    They are simple but very cheerful flowers.

    · hugs

    · LMA · & · CR ·

    May 30, 2013 at 11:25

  87. I’ve always liked them also. I never understood why people went to such lengths to get rid of them.

    May 30, 2013 at 12:54

  88. JM

    Beautiful series on yellow!

    May 30, 2013 at 13:26

  89. Dearest Ladyfi,
    How beautiful♡♡♡ I LOVE your picture of dandelion and radiant sparks of light.
    Sending you lots of love and hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

    May 31, 2013 at 10:05

  90. What a delicious post, and beautiful photos of the little golden suns. Oscar looks delighted with himself…
    I took some similar shots of my three in the dandelions and daisies:-)

    May 31, 2013 at 10:30

  91. I think that anybody who does not like dandelions has lost the ability to see beauty! If they were a garden plant we would plant swaths of them!

    Cheers – Stewart M – Melbourne

    May 31, 2013 at 10:43

  92. oh the yellow is so gorgeous! love it. And the way you have presented the flowers in different ways.
    Have a wonderful weekend, and thank you for sotpping by my blog today.

    May 31, 2013 at 10:51

  93. I don’t like their smell but I think they are lovely. And you have captured them and their colour beautifully. The puppy is cute too:)

    June 4, 2013 at 01:11

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