Saturday, April 24, 2010

9/365 A vilified dandelion

Ah, the dandelion. The bane of all grass-growers' existence. And boy, are they everywhere this year.

At the very least, they're an attractive weed. I mean, so many of the other annoying weeds that threaten a perfectly manicured green lawn are just scraggly or will actually poke you if you step on one with bare feet.

So when you think of it that way, are dandelions so bad? Should we be taking the weeds life has given us and be making salad instead?

Camera: Canon 40D with 60mm macro lens, 1/125s, f/2.8 at ISO 640 at about 7:45 p.m.


  1. Dr. Stephen Weller told me, "A weed is just a plant out of place." I like that. They could then be heroes, villains or something between, depending on the special interest.

    Here's a vote for dandelion leaves! Delicious, and they look neat, like grappling hooks stacked end to end.

    I had forgotten that dandelion flowers had those teeth on the margins. Nice pic!

  2. I like that saying, very true!

    And thanks.