Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Macro Wednesday: Dandelion Seed Heads

"A camera is a tool for learning how to see without a camera.”
-Dorothea Lange

Happy Wednesday my dear friends!  I hope this day finds you in great spirit and health.

My field of dandelions in the yard is slowly changing into a field of dandelion seed heads.  My hubby mowed the lawns after Mother's Day was over, but of course they've all come back as dandelions do. Now our lawn is filled with sea of beautiful puff balls and photographer in me cannot just sit and watch without trying to capture the moment.  Please click on the picture to see blown up image.

I believe that beauty is all around us as long as we are bothered to look.  Somebody looks at the field of dandelion puff balls and says they look ugly.  I lower myself to the ground to take a closer look at them and I say they are beautiful.

Mother Nature is the most intricate of all artists.  Her work is an amazing combination of beauty and purpose.  A tiny dandelion seed, equipped with a delicate parachute breaks away from the base and flies in the wind propagating wide and far.  Now, that is art.

Every year when the puff balls form I take my camera and get to work.  It doesn't matter how many pictures I already have, I can't help it.  They are like a magnet drawing me in with their enticing beauty. 


  1. What a beautiful series of photos Kamyria, beautifully done! The first rather resembles my current (accidental) hairstyle, lol.

    1. Ha ha ha Jacqueline, I'm sure you look lovely. :) My mom used to sport this kind of hairstyle, although hers was intentional.

      Thank you for your kind words friend... I'm glad you like the pics. :)

  2. Wonderful photo's and great to read all the information.Excellent Post.

  3. Awesome photos. You are a great photographer.

  4. I've always loved dandelions gone to seed too! Make a wish and blow!

  5. You are an artist indeed, Kamyria. These gorgeous photos would make such a lovely grouping on a wall.


  6. I have a vague notion of reading a recipe for Dandelion soup in one of my books. We don't have those plants here that I know of, but I can remember them from when I was a teenager in California.