Is it really that time already? Don't the days seem to be flying by?
Today being the 9th is the day for One photo, 20 words, Abi from Creating Paper Dreams meme.
"Dandelion - the rustic oracle; its flowers always open about 5am and shut at 8pm, serving the shepherd for a clock."
Source: Folkard (448. 309), from "The Child and Childhood in Folk-Thought," by Alexander F. Chamberlain
It continually amazes me, how much I remember the games and rhymes from my childhood. Blowing the seeds off the dandelion head was such a fun thing to do, and I do it to this day, 49 years young or not! That link back to childhood and, I suppose, innocence is what keeps us rooted to our personal histories and aren't we always recalling those as a part of memory keeping?
Go look at some of the other beautiful photographs on Abi's blog.
And I didn't even know that fact!!ReplyDelete
I didn't know that fact either. We used to just blow and count until all the flowers came off!ReplyDelete
I love watching my children pick and blow the clocks. They say they release fairies.ReplyDelete
I still do it too!ReplyDelete
Lovely photo and yet another who didn't know that.ReplyDelete
Lovely photo. My shepherdess daughter could resort to that method when she forgets her watch!ReplyDelete
Oh! this is so lovely Jo.ReplyDelete
Beautiful photo, Jo - I can feel the softness from here. I didn't know this piece of lore ...ReplyDelete
Fab snap and info too.ReplyDelete
I love Dandylions, I know so many people see them as weeds - I think our neighbour despairs with us as he is constantly treating his lawn but we just let them be :) Fabulous photo!!ReplyDelete