Making wishes

Warning: This may be disturbing for passionate gardeners!

The poor maligned dandelion

Is really a miracle.

A drop of bright sun in the garden

That turns into a silken parachute.

It glows like a ruby in the sunset

Before ending its life on the wind —

And making wishes come true.

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83 responses

  1. Jag vet inte om det stämmer… men bilderna är fina:)
    Ha det gott

    June 4, 2012 at 15:08

  2. ~~~Lady Fi,
    You see the beauty in Everything…
    This is the reason you have captured my heart. Xx

    June 4, 2012 at 15:24

  3. Makes wishes come true indeed! Exquisite captures and a beautiful start for my day! Thank you as always for the lovely captures and wonderful words and thoughts!

    June 4, 2012 at 15:26

  4. Bob

    They are beautiful too.

    June 4, 2012 at 15:43

  5. I’m very familiar with these, unfortunately! 😉 Nice shots, they are definitely beautiful in their own respect.

    June 4, 2012 at 15:54

  6. ds

    How i loved making my dandelion wishes & sending them away on the breeze…Thanks for the reminder.

    June 4, 2012 at 15:56

  7. Snygga bilder …men inte alltid så roliga blommor. Very nice shoots!

    June 4, 2012 at 16:19

  8. Beautiful captures of this wish maker, LadyFi

    June 4, 2012 at 16:31

  9. So much beauty in everyday things! Lovely captures.

    June 4, 2012 at 16:53

  10. Pat

    Lovely series!

    June 4, 2012 at 16:56

  11. This post shows we need to see beauty in everything!

    June 4, 2012 at 16:57

  12. nice…i love dandelions…and always make wishes on them

    June 4, 2012 at 17:17

  13. Don

    Brings back so many childhood memories of blowing on dandelions. The images are absolutely beautiful.

    June 4, 2012 at 17:18

  14. TexWisGirl

    loved your warning! and your post.:)

    June 4, 2012 at 17:19

  15. A wonderful post! Great bokeh in the last shot!
    Hope the wishes come true.

    June 4, 2012 at 17:23

  16. awesome post.. while you are making wishes make one for me!!😀

    June 4, 2012 at 17:52

  17. Interesting this should be your post! I just went biking along a scenic trail and had a few mouthfuls of these! They look much prettier on their stems! Stunning photos as usual!

    June 4, 2012 at 18:20

  18. Childhood memories oui!

    June 4, 2012 at 18:28

  19. I love dandelions! We have some dotting Long Hollow right now – I’m going to run out and make a wish!

    June 4, 2012 at 18:58

  20. You have made me look at those “weeds” ahem in a new light.

    Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams

    June 4, 2012 at 19:03

  21. Lovely!

    June 4, 2012 at 19:05

  22. beautiful series, the glowing one is very special and beautiful

    June 4, 2012 at 19:24

  23. Riet

    Your photo’s are stunning like always.

    June 4, 2012 at 20:06

  24. I love dandelions and you got such fantastic shots of its seeds. I spent many a happy hour as a child trying to blow them all off so I’d get my wish.

    June 4, 2012 at 20:43

  25. I like dandelions. But then I don’t have a lawn of my own to bother about…

    June 4, 2012 at 21:18

  26. so very lovely~

    June 4, 2012 at 21:51

  27. The other day Romeo walked right over to a “puffy” dandelion (like the ones in your photos) and ate it. It was funny. I don’t know why he thought it was something to eat!

    June 4, 2012 at 22:21

  28. Beautiful series of shots!

    June 4, 2012 at 22:35

  29. So beautiful and fluffy.

    June 4, 2012 at 23:00

  30. I love the lighting in these photos! Beautiful

    June 5, 2012 at 00:12

  31. imac

    Beautiful, hope all your wishes come true.

    June 5, 2012 at 00:18

  32. Dandelions are a rite of passage maybe. Children love them but then are taught to hate them because they are “weeds.” Not me, my motto is “green is good” so I still love dandelions. Maybe I just haven’t grown up yet?

    June 5, 2012 at 01:35

    • I love them too! In my garden even… yes. Let’s never grow up!

      June 5, 2012 at 07:42

  33. Wonderful captures all, Fi. Thanks for sharing and wishing you a wonderful week.

    June 5, 2012 at 01:50

  34. Al

    I always thought the seeding dandelion was beautiful, and your shots capture it. Unfortunately I know it means more weeds in my yard!

    June 5, 2012 at 02:03

  35. I’m one of those who loves dandelions. And I’m not much of a gardener, so that works for me. Fun shots.:)

    June 5, 2012 at 04:21

  36. I made a wish in my new backyard off a dandelion! So far, so good. Love your shots.:)

    June 5, 2012 at 04:22

  37. I like your pictures of the dandelions much better than the real things in my garden.

    June 5, 2012 at 04:41

  38. you da BEST! always a WoW

    Enjoy your week!
    Aloha from Honolulu
    Comfort Spiral


    June 5, 2012 at 05:07

  39. I like those! I also like those silly long stemmed yellow flower weeds that bloom everywhere in the Spring! I know they are weeds, but they are pretty ones! Love the photos. You are doing dandelions proud!

    June 5, 2012 at 05:49

  40. Great shots of the flower from every possible angle.

    June 5, 2012 at 05:57

  41. Beautiful shots.
    Sydney – City and Suburbs

    June 5, 2012 at 06:05

  42. It is a different world there. Great captures.

    June 5, 2012 at 06:26

  43. Wow. Those are beautiful shots. Well done!

    June 5, 2012 at 06:37

  44. No wish the best wish?

    June 5, 2012 at 07:00

  45. I say let them grow…. and then let her pick them and make a wish all day every day!:-) Every garden needs a few weeds…keeps us humble!

    June 5, 2012 at 08:10

  46. I am a keen gardener and dearly love them in my garden, lawn and in the salad bowl. Beautiful shots.

    June 5, 2012 at 08:35

  47. So beautifully said and shown. I’m truly amazed at the way you’ve captured the golden glow!

    June 5, 2012 at 09:44

  48. Oh wow, I never realized dandelions caught the sunset so prettily. Beautiful!

    June 5, 2012 at 10:12

  49. jcosmonewbery

    I wish people wouldn’t blow dandelion seeds all over my grass!

    June 5, 2012 at 11:00

  50. Weeds are only plants popping up somewhere you don’t want them. In a wildflower meadow, they are welcome wildflowers!

    June 5, 2012 at 11:15

  51. Hi there – they really are a splendid thing – long may people pick them and make wishes! SM

    June 5, 2012 at 12:31

  52. the last oen is my favourite.:) Guess you know why.:)

    June 5, 2012 at 13:15

  53. Perhaps in another life, it will be a treasured wildflower — lovely images, Fiona.:)

    June 5, 2012 at 15:09

  54. fascinating images…

    June 5, 2012 at 15:10

  55. Yes, it’s magical. My children really like blowing it.:)

    June 5, 2012 at 15:20

  56. Hi There, I used to ‘blow’ dandelions when I was a child… Little did I realize then that I was creating another dandelion with every ‘blow’…. ha ha … Even though I loved dandelions as a child, we do everything we can to keep them OUT of our yard these days… I like seeing them —just not in our yard! ha


    June 5, 2012 at 15:33

  57. What beautiful images, each one lovely on its own

    June 5, 2012 at 15:46

  58. The reddish glow is quite different. How did you capture the light penetrating the dandelion?

    June 5, 2012 at 15:53

    • I shot low into the setting sun with a wide aperture.

      June 5, 2012 at 18:07

  59. Fantastic dandelions. Recalling the childhood. I am greeting

    June 5, 2012 at 16:57

  60. JM

    So beautiful!

    June 5, 2012 at 19:48

  61. I blow on as many as I can find!

    June 5, 2012 at 20:45

  62. Zuzana

    I love dandelions.;) Even now with a large lawn, I find them only to be the loveliest addition.;) Besides, their blooming time is limited and they pose very little nuisance.;) Beautiful images and narrative.;)

    June 5, 2012 at 21:42

  63. Yes, it’s perfect and beautiful for photos, but not for the garden, lol !

    June 5, 2012 at 21:54

  64. Okay, while I love the photos – I have to admit I continually dig up the dandelions in my garden. Don’t mind them elsewhere – just not in my garden!!!

    June 6, 2012 at 00:32

  65. Let’s hear it for the dandy dandelion! Fabulous shots!

    June 6, 2012 at 01:38

  66. Who could not appreciate the simple beauty of a dandelion! Lovely capture of the clock with the red evening sun shining through.

    June 6, 2012 at 07:06

  67. As a child I can remember being told that the seed heads were called dandelion clocks. Depending how many times you have to blow to disperse all the seeds then that is the time! Has anyone seen the dandelion trees in Madeira when walking along the levines?

    June 6, 2012 at 09:05

  68. That looks blissful and creates happy ending! Liked the one glows to sunset.

    June 6, 2012 at 11:09

  69. Nice thisledown pictures fi. That pinky one looks specially nice – Dave

    June 6, 2012 at 11:18

  70. If I had formal gardens, I probably wouldn’t like them. Since I’m not the formal type, I like them. Love how you captured their pretty puff balls.

    June 6, 2012 at 15:51

  71. I wish blowing it! Beautiful capture…:)

    June 6, 2012 at 16:29

  72. Jim

    Beautiful tribute to this lovely flowering plant! Great photos too!

    June 7, 2012 at 00:04

  73. Beautiful captures! I especially like the one with the ruby glow! I am a volunteer wishgranter for a major wishgranting charity, and I just got back from some of my volunteer activities. How nice to see this ‘making wishes’ post.

    June 7, 2012 at 01:17

  74. What a lovely dandelion series. I just love all the different takes on the bloom. I caught some bokeh in that last shot. Very nice. genie

    June 7, 2012 at 02:29

  75. They should always be dispersed by children:)

    June 7, 2012 at 03:51

  76. There is beauty all around us, only thing we have to do is … see it! Beautiful pics:)

    June 7, 2012 at 12:00

  77. What a heartwarming tribute to dandelions! You nicely described the real beauty manifested in each stage of dandelions, ladyfi.

    June 7, 2012 at 13:25

  78. romantic:)

    June 7, 2012 at 20:47

  79. onceupona

    I’ve always felt that dandelions were unfairly maligned. -Danette

    June 8, 2012 at 01:28

  80. Oh sweet you.. this rminds me about my childhood, to blow dandelions.. Lovely magic photos along with your warm magic words..!:)

    June 9, 2012 at 15:03

  81. i love the crop & action in the last shot:)

    June 16, 2012 at 02:33

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