Wednesday, April 23, 2008

The Perfect Spring Day

It is soooo beautiful out today. My kids are out in the back yard, and I'm going to join them in a minute.

They have already implemented prong one of the three pronged attack against the dandelions. My son really hated picking the few dandelions that he and my daughter found in the back yard, but then he thought that maybe we can put them in a vase and enjoy them inside or on the picnic table on the porch! Yep, we can--it's not all bad. It's a good thing that we all like dandelions, because I think my house is going to be overtaken by them.

I still don't get it. Who could really hate the sunshineyness that they exude? Look at these images and judge for yourself. If we really look closely, these common intruding things are actually sooo beautiful. Kids are so lucky and wise that they still see the magic more readily and no longer have to look closely to see the obvious. What silly adults we all are...



2 comments:

Green Eyes said...

I *heart* dandelions. *sigh* We don't really have too many growing here, but I wish we did! They are so cheery and tough, and good for eats and medicine...

Laura said...

I've never eaten dandelion greens that I've picked myself. I think I must have had them in salad mixes.

They are just so cherry and beautiful and happy.

I recently found out that dandelion seeds are a preferred food for house finches...we've had house finches building nests on our porch for several years. Maybe the dandelions have to stay!

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