Sparkling Wonder

I took this photograph of a dandelion seedhead this morning before I went to work. I still feel a child-like sense of wonder when I look at the form and patterns of these much photographed seedheads – particularly when they catch the sun like this.

Today, the cold, damp, grey Spring has given way to a much more Summery feel. It was quite a surprise to feel the very hot sunshine on my skin when I walked to work today. Temps are in the mid-twenties Celsius and the sky has been a lovely shade of blue. Wonderful!

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43 thoughts on “Sparkling Wonder

    • Many thanks for your very kind words Sue; I appreciate it.
      There’s a patch in the garden where quite a few dandelions have sprung up and have gone to seed. This one looked particularly pretty!

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  1. Oh now that is hitting below the belt >>> that is painfully beautiful, Meanderer! KEEP that sense of wonder, whatever you do! I’m going to reblog this. KEEP ON KEEPING ON!!! Adrian

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    • Thanks so much for your lovely comments and the reblog Adrian – I really appreciate it. Yep – lets KEEP ON KEEPING ON! πŸ™‚ (Emoticons are visible on this theme now 😎 ).

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  2. Reblogged this on FATman Photos and commented:
    I’m a fan of mono, and of simplicity and Minimalism. Well, this Dandelion seedhead from Meanderer is complex within itself of course, but I find this a photo of great simplicity, and one that is achingly beautiful. FATman

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  3. One of my favorite things to photograph is the dandelion too (perhaps also because there are plenty of them here). I love that this was done in B&W, I think it brings out the details more.

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    • There was a time when I would have wanted to pull them all up but not these days. I appreciate the beauty of these pretty and complex wildflowers these days and what they bring to the wilder part of the garden. Thank you Gracie.

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  4. Sometimes we get so caught up in declaring war on dandelions, we forget how beautiful they are. Glad I live in the country, where it’s no big deal to have a few weeds in the lawn! The lighting in this shot is just lovely.

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    • Many thanks Jane. You’re right – it is easy to forget how beautiful and complex they are! We have a wild area at the bottom of the garden where they are multiplying successfully!

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