Thursday, April 25, 2019

Fluffy

The above is a pic of the vastly underappreciated dandelion:

Somewhere in the 20th century perspectives on the value of the dandelion changed. Tables turned on this bright yellow beauty, yet despite the attempts by lawn perfectionists to eradicate this valuable plant, it is a survivor, it is persistent. Since it is highly unlikely it will bend to the will of its enemies, perhaps it’s time perspectives be altered. Maybe this perennial returns year after year hoping that we may finally get the message, “I am valuable, take a deeper look.” If beauty is in the eye of the beholder, then we should ask ourselves what is beautiful? I find the constellations in the night sky very beautiful. The dandelion, as it emerges in the spring reflects this visual above as it dots our landscape with shining yellow flowers too bright to ignore.

It's food, medicine, beauty and metaphor. It demands nothing but your attention. What more could you possible ask from a living being?

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