Monday, April 20, 2015

Just a dandy lion

I noticed yesterday that the cottonwood trees are starting to release their seeds. They almost look like snow flurries, little white puffs floating by on the breeze, slowly, but surely, settling down onto the ground. There will be more as we move through spring.

I'm afraid there's no denyin', I'm just a dandy lion, a fate I don't deserve...

The dandelions are also doing their thing, although I mostly notice the bright yellow of their flowers and not so much the seeds swinging from their tiny parachutes. They are much lower to the ground when they fly and don't seem to go as far.

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  1. Absolute stonker, Walt!
    That light is perfect... as is the background...
    I also think that one of the things that makes it is that it isn't a completely round clock

    But..."They are much lower to the ground when they fly and don't seem to go as far."....
    one went and landed in my coffee outside the caff in town on Saturday...
    couldn't see a dandelion clock anywhere nearby....

    And... what, in UK English, is a cottonwood tree... please?

    And Ken needs another nice hot coffee to inhale!

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    1. "And... what, in UK English, is a cottonwood tree... please?"....
      Just managed to find a reference...
      Cottonwood = Poplar....
      but they aren't in seed yet...
      mid-May for poplars....
      and willows...
      ???

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  2. Newziness...
    "There's work to be done.
    Now who's going to do it?
    "....

    Man...
    Yah?...
    Nah!!

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  3. The contrast of the white on the black background is fabulous !

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  4. A wonderful photo and a laugh to boot! Thanks Walt.

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  5. Another C in California chiming in. Photo is fantastic and the puns are to dandi die for.

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  6. It's hard to apprecite my ancestors brought this plant to NE as a precious plant/food stuff etc.

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