Beauty In All Things

@fishtiger58 (30375)
Momence, Illinois
March 27, 2016 10:22am CST
Happy Easter to all. I hope you are having a wonderful Easter Sunday. I was looking for a picture of an Easter Lily. I ran across this and decided to post it instead. Mine never bloom before Easter but I have heard they force lilies to bloom by Easter. Mine are usually a good month or more after the actual event. This is a shot of a dandelion after is has gone to seed. We all hate those weeds in our lawn and often spend time pulling them up. But as you can see they are really quite beautiful once they go to seed. Have a wonderful Easter all.
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@euphie (581)
• Ballymena, Northern Ireland
27 Mar 16
Used to love picking them and blowing them when I was a kid
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@fishtiger58 (30375)
• Momence, Illinois
27 Mar 16
And that's how they spread lol. I did it too I think it's just good kid fun.
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@euphie (581)
• Ballymena, Northern Ireland
28 Mar 16
@fishtiger58 Haven't done it in years but I have an urge to seek some out now!
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@fishtiger58 (30375)
• Momence, Illinois
28 Mar 16
@euphie Hope you can find some and enjoy.
@rebelann (38904)
• El Paso, Texas
27 Mar 16
Beautiful shot, ma always called them blow flowers. Too bad so many people view them as weeds when they are actually edible and the yellow flower is really pretty .... we have a desert variety but I'm not sure it's as edible as those up north.
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@rebelann (38904)
• El Paso, Texas
27 Mar 16
They were part of the regular diets of many Ancient native Americans @fishtiger58
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@fishtiger58 (30375)
• Momence, Illinois
27 Mar 16
@rebelann I hunt and gather at my local grocery store lol.
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@rebelann (38904)
• El Paso, Texas
27 Mar 16
Well yeah @fishtiger58 I do that too but it is amazing how many plants are deemed weeds when in fact they are edible.
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@amadeo (61719)
• United States
27 Mar 16
we get this in early spring and right now.No sign of them.Do you eat the greens there. Happy Easter to you .
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@fishtiger58 (30375)
• Momence, Illinois
27 Mar 16
No I have never tried dandelion greens. I hear they are bitter.
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@amadeo (61719)
• United States
27 Mar 16
@fishtiger58 you have to get them fresh.Not late.As soon as you see them.Then picked yes they do get bitter if they are gone buy.
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@fishtiger58 (30375)
• Momence, Illinois
28 Mar 16
@amadeo Interesting I didn't know that.
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@Lucky15 (33427)
• Philippines
27 Mar 16
there is hidden beauty in everything :) Happy easter :)
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@fishtiger58 (30375)
• Momence, Illinois
28 Mar 16
Thanks hope you Easter was great.
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@marlina (71273)
• Canada
27 Mar 16
Enjoy today!
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@fishtiger58 (30375)
• Momence, Illinois
27 Mar 16
Thanks you too.
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@Corbin5 (99980)
• United States
27 Mar 16
Dandelions certainly do get a bad rap! I mean, the yellow is a pretty yellow and your photo shows more of their beauty. Poor little dandelions!
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@fishtiger58 (30375)
• Momence, Illinois
27 Mar 16
I take a picture of them then pull them up lol.
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@DianneN (74326)
• United States
27 Mar 16
They were so much fun to blow on when I was a child. I dig them out by the roots, but with our new lawn and lawn service, I hope to never see any again, except in your photos!!!! Great shot, as usual! Enjoy your holiday!
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@fishtiger58 (30375)
• Momence, Illinois
27 Mar 16
They are hard to keep up with. Why is it that weeds grow so much better than flowers? Thanks and have a great Easter.
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@LadyDuck (147487)
• Switzerland
28 Mar 16
You are right, they are beautiful but I hate them for two reasons, they spread all over the garden and I am allergic to the seeds.
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@fishtiger58 (30375)
• Momence, Illinois
28 Mar 16
That could be a problem for sure. Do you have cottonwood trees in your country. When those go to seed or at least I think that's what they are doing, the cotton floats everywhere. It's amazing to see the lawns covered in cotton.
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@LadyDuck (147487)
• Switzerland
28 Mar 16
@fishtiger58 Only mentioning them makes me sick, there are more in Italy than where I live. It is a serious problem when I go to see my Mom in Milan.
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@fishtiger58 (30375)
• Momence, Illinois
28 Mar 16
@LadyDuck I'm so sorry about your allergies, makes things difficult especially if you enjoy nature.
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@gofsey (1284)
• Madurai, India
27 Mar 16
Interesting article. Happy Easter!
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@fishtiger58 (30375)
• Momence, Illinois
27 Mar 16
Thanks Happy Easter to you as well.
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@gofsey (1284)
• Madurai, India
27 Mar 16
@fishtiger58 Thanks fishtiger58. Nice photograph by the way.
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@fishtiger58 (30375)
• Momence, Illinois
27 Mar 16
@gofsey Thank you so much glad you like my shot.
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@just4him (109942)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
28 Mar 16
It's going to be a while before we have flowers blooming here. Nice pic of the dandelion gone to seed.
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@fishtiger58 (30375)
• Momence, Illinois
28 Mar 16
Thanks, we have hyacinth, and some wild flowers blooming, this afternoon my magnolia tree started to bloom as well.
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@just4him (109942)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
28 Mar 16
@fishtiger58 Hopefully in the next couple weeks I'll start seeing things blooming here too.
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@fishtiger58 (30375)
• Momence, Illinois
28 Mar 16
@just4him I think you will soon. It is officially spring, though those of us in the north know that doesn't mean much this soon.
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@ridingbet (47049)
• Philippines
28 Mar 16
that is a nice shot of the dandelion. I wonder if we have that flower here too? happy Easter as well, my friend
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@fishtiger58 (30375)
• Momence, Illinois
28 Mar 16
It's a bright yellow flower weed. I bet if you have them you would have seen them, The grow like crazy. Thanks hope you had a great Easter.
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@ridingbet (47049)
• Philippines
29 Mar 16
@fishtiger58 ah! so that is a weed? I have seen some of these while passing by the cemetery. Now I know.
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@fishtiger58 (30375)
• Momence, Illinois
30 Mar 16
@ridingbet Oh yea they are weeds
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@slund2041 (3380)
• United States
1 Apr 16
This is a beautiful picture of the dandelion. I had a childhood friend who loved blowing on the dandelions and making the fuzzy things fly off. I am so allergic to it, so when she would blow it... I would have to leave. I could not hang around or I would chock. I am so allergic to dandelions.
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@fishtiger58 (30375)
• Momence, Illinois
1 Apr 16
That's awful to be allergic to dandelions they are so prolific.
@rakski (8647)
• Philippines
31 Mar 16
wow, what a nice picture you've captured here.
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@fishtiger58 (30375)
• Momence, Illinois
31 Mar 16
Thanks so much, I'm glad you like it.
@Juliaacv (28979)
• Canada
28 Mar 16
I'm late in reading this, I hope that you had a joyous Easter.
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@fishtiger58 (30375)
• Momence, Illinois
28 Mar 16
I did thanks and you as well.
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@Platespinner (16532)
• Winston Salem, North Carolina
28 Mar 16
Until recently I have always worked to diligently root the dandelions out of my yard. This year, though, I'm just pulling the leaves off and leaving the roots...our foster bunny LOVES dandelions leaves.
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@fishtiger58 (30375)
• Momence, Illinois
28 Mar 16
Makes for a cheap meal for the bunny. I can send you mine lol.
@mom210 (6518)
• Atlanta, Georgia
28 Mar 16
We were outside looking at my flowers today, I have a few popping up. A lot of the Easter Lillys have already come and gone,
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@fishtiger58 (30375)
• Momence, Illinois
28 Mar 16
My Easter lilies are always way behind Easter.
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@allknowing (61698)
• India
28 Mar 16
Every flower that we see in our gardnes were weeds at some time. Even roses. In fact roses still are in Kashmir. You find them all over the place. That is a pretty picture you have uploaded. Sad that we are ignorant about wild flowers as I just read here that these flowers are edible.
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@fishtiger58 (30375)
• Momence, Illinois
28 Mar 16
I have never tried the dandelion but maybe someday I will give them a try.
@Susan2015 (20162)
• United States
27 Mar 16
Happy Easter to you as well. Hopefully all the trees and flowers will start to bloom soon.
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@fishtiger58 (30375)
• Momence, Illinois
28 Mar 16
Mine are starting and my dying magnolia tree bloomed it's flowers today.
@Blondie2222 (21220)
• United States
27 Mar 16
I like those type they are pretty. I can't wait to start seeing flowers bloom and being able to capture them in photos, i love summer for that reason and nature in general.
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@fishtiger58 (30375)
• Momence, Illinois
28 Mar 16
I do too, I spend a lot of time in nature. My cameras are always with me.
@Hate2Iron (7663)
• Canada
27 Mar 16
I can still remember blowing the fluffy seeds across the fields. Yes, they are beautiful! Happy Easter to you too :)
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@fishtiger58 (30375)
• Momence, Illinois
27 Mar 16
Thanks so much. Yup I think we all did that. Was great on a windy day to see all the seeds floating around.