Dandelions

21 Apr

When I was in the pasture waiting for Norman to help me bring Maxine and her calf to the barn, I had some time to spend enjoying the beauty of the dandelions.

They are everywhere right now.

Yep, all four Canada geese are still living out in the pasture surrounded by all those cottony seed balls.

There was a lot of evening sunlight coming over the hill, and it really was pretty.

It was nice to lay down on the soft green grass and enjoy the beauty (but I did choose my spot carefully with all the geese and cattle out there).

Linking to Your Sunday Best, SOOC Sunday, and Macro Monday.

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72 Responses to “Dandelions”

  1. Barbara F. April 21, 2012 at 3:55 pm #

    Hi Teresa,you have made the lowly dandelion a thing of beauty with your photography skills! I laughed when you said you “chose your spot to lie down carefully” – those Canadian geese leave a lot of deposits! xo

    • Teresa April 21, 2012 at 5:07 pm #

      Thank you for such high praise. It’s very wise in the pasture to step carefully and lay down even more carefully. πŸ™‚

  2. Anonymous April 21, 2012 at 4:53 pm #

    Beautiful shot. Isn’t nature stunning? I love it when people appreciate the little things life has to offer.

    • Teresa April 21, 2012 at 5:08 pm #

      Nature truly is amazing and beautiful!

  3. Alica April 21, 2012 at 5:22 pm #

    Your back forty is beautiful!

    • Teresa April 21, 2012 at 5:34 pm #

      It really is my favorite place. I just love it.

  4. Evelyn in Oregon April 21, 2012 at 6:19 pm #

    The dandelions are just popping out now, so I was wandering around our yard with a little hand sprayer. πŸ˜‰ The church across the street seems to be growing a heavy crop of the yellow blossoms….as they do every year.

    • Teresa April 21, 2012 at 6:23 pm #

      I don’t think I’ve ever outgrown my childlike enjoyment of those bright yellow flowers and their puffy seed heads. My little goat boy was enjoying them for a snack too. πŸ™‚

  5. TexWisGirl April 21, 2012 at 6:43 pm #

    too cute! πŸ™‚

  6. TexWisGirl April 21, 2012 at 6:43 pm #

    btw, hoping norma jean is nursing better by now!

    • Teresa April 21, 2012 at 8:12 pm #

      She is doing really well. I’m going to let them out to pasture tomorrow morning. πŸ™‚

  7. Sylvia Kirkwood April 21, 2012 at 7:01 pm #

    Love the dandelions and the geese in the field! So peaceful and such a lovely look at a spring day! Terrific captures! Thanks for sharing the beauty! Thank you for visiting my blog and for your comment, Teresa! Always appreciated! Hope your weekend is going well!

    Sylvia

    • Teresa April 21, 2012 at 8:12 pm #

      My pleasure. I’m glad you stopped by. It really is nice and peaceful out there.

  8. Candy C. April 21, 2012 at 7:15 pm #

    I love the backlit dandelion puffs! How fun that the geese are still hangin’ out! πŸ™‚

    • Teresa April 21, 2012 at 8:13 pm #

      They seem to have made themselves quite at home. I heard them out there today, but I didn’t go back.

  9. genie April 21, 2012 at 8:45 pm #

    Beautiful captures. The dandelions are everywhere here, too. Our front field is blanketed. I do not remember a year quite like this for dandies. Guess the weird winter we had changed the lives of all flowers and weeds,

    • Teresa April 21, 2012 at 9:48 pm #

      They really are thick this year. At least it was beautiful.

  10. Jandante April 21, 2012 at 10:27 pm #

    Wonderful photos, I love it when people notice the normally inconsequential details around them. Lovely shadows in your pics.

    • Teresa April 21, 2012 at 10:28 pm #

      Thanks! I love that late evening sunlight for photography.

  11. Rainfield M Penang April 21, 2012 at 10:29 pm #

    I cannot find any dandelions here.

    I am eager to snap this classical look of dandelions whenever possible.

    You make me feeling jealous.

    • Teresa April 21, 2012 at 10:30 pm #

      I’d never thought someone would be jealous of my dandelions! πŸ™‚ Thanks for stopping by.

  12. Brian (@heyBJK) April 21, 2012 at 11:54 pm #

    Beautiful shots! The lighting is fantastic!

    • Teresa April 22, 2012 at 12:02 am #

      Thanks. It was a beautiful evening with the perfect golden light.

  13. Christina April 22, 2012 at 12:07 am #

    Dandelions are fantastic. Thanks for showing it. Have a good sunday!

    • Teresa April 22, 2012 at 7:43 am #

      So glad you stopped by. I really do like the dandelions.

  14. Lighthousegal April 22, 2012 at 12:37 am #

    The dandelions are beginning to crop up in our back yard too. My husband hates them. They may be a nuisance in the yard, but make very interesting photos. As your photos show.
    Happy Sunday!

    • Teresa April 22, 2012 at 7:43 am #

      I guess I look at them through the eyes of a kid. They are so cheerful!

  15. Roxanne Reinhart April 22, 2012 at 1:45 am #

    Very cool shots. The light was beautiful shining thrum ybe dandelion

    • Teresa April 22, 2012 at 7:44 am #

      Thanks. I love being out in the pasture and taking pictures at that time in the evening.

  16. Stewart Monckton April 22, 2012 at 5:38 am #

    Hi there – love the back light on the seed heads – I think it should be mandatory for kids to have blown away the seeds on at least 200 dandelion heads before they can leave school!

    SM

    • Teresa April 22, 2012 at 7:45 am #

      I agree! I think adults should take the time to do so also!

  17. Linda April 22, 2012 at 6:01 am #

    I did a photo shoot this weekend for baby and we did some of them in the weeds…and dandelions. They are so pretty, even if they are a nuisance! Loved that field of them!

    • Teresa April 22, 2012 at 7:45 am #

      Dandelions are the perfect color splash for a kid’s picture!

  18. Cheryl @ Deckside April 22, 2012 at 6:39 am #

    Glad you looked before laying down!

    I love it when the Canadian Geese linger for a bit. My favorite dandelion is the third from the bottom. It almost looks like the sun landed in your pasture.

    • Teresa April 22, 2012 at 7:46 am #

      That’s the advantage of hills~you can get the sun low on the horizon while it’s still pretty light.

  19. Pat April 22, 2012 at 6:40 am #

    Such lovely captures!

    • Teresa April 22, 2012 at 7:46 am #

      Thanks! It was fun to spend time capturing the dandelions while I waited.

  20. EG CameraGirl , Canada April 22, 2012 at 7:32 am #

    Very nicely captured, Teresa! I think dandelions are quite interesting to photograph. πŸ™‚

    • Teresa April 22, 2012 at 7:46 am #

      They really do make for some pretty pictures.

  21. Nancy April 22, 2012 at 7:51 am #

    The geese with the glowing dandelion heads is a gorgeous capture, Teresa. Thank you for sharing at Your Sunday Best this week. xoxo

    • Teresa April 22, 2012 at 8:04 am #

      I love Your Sunday Best! Thanks for hosting. I’m really enjoying the geese living in the Back Forty. I’m not sure they are quite as happy with my company. πŸ™‚

  22. Snap April 22, 2012 at 8:02 am #

    I love dandelions. That first shot is a winner! Then the field with geese and *lions* … serene! Happy Day!!!!

    • Teresa April 22, 2012 at 8:05 am #

      Thanks. It really is a beautiful and peaceful place to be.

  23. Roan April 22, 2012 at 9:17 am #

    I’m glad you chose your spot. πŸ˜‰
    I’m a firm believer, dandelions are beautiful. Love those last shots in particular.

    • Teresa April 22, 2012 at 9:49 am #

      They are wonderful cheerful little weeds flowers!

  24. Marigold and the Goatmother April 22, 2012 at 9:25 am #

    Maybe those geese are going to hatch some babies!

    • Teresa April 22, 2012 at 9:49 am #

      Wouldn’t that be fun. It wouldn’t surprise me if they do have a nest somewhere, but they aren’t sitting yet.

  25. Gattina April 22, 2012 at 9:30 am #

    When I was a child I loved to blow them away !

    • Teresa April 22, 2012 at 9:50 am #

      It was such fun to make a wish to be carried off with the seed!

  26. NatureFootstep April 22, 2012 at 11:28 am #

    already?? I have not even seen the first flower yet. I love your photos. Very artistic.

    • Teresa April 22, 2012 at 11:36 am #

      Thanks. We are really about a month ahead of normal. It’s unbelievable.

  27. Al April 22, 2012 at 12:06 pm #

    They are indeed beautiful, but I still don’t want them on my lawn. Great shots!

    • Teresa April 22, 2012 at 12:47 pm #

      These are out in the pasture, but I don’t mind them in my yard either. I guess I’m still just a kid at heart!

  28. pinkoddy April 22, 2012 at 4:44 pm #

    I love how soft and fluffy you have captured them as

    • Teresa April 22, 2012 at 5:44 pm #

      Thanks. I really liked the soft look too. πŸ™‚

  29. Trish ~ β™₯ ~ April 22, 2012 at 6:58 pm #

    the dandies are so fun to photograph and there are so many of them!

    • Teresa April 22, 2012 at 7:16 pm #

      There really are a lot of them this year.

  30. artmusedog April 22, 2012 at 7:26 pm #

    Great shots! I love dandelions ~ thanks, namaste, ^_^

    • Teresa April 22, 2012 at 7:31 pm #

      Thank you. They are such fun little flowers!

  31. elliesplaceintheworld.blogspot.com April 23, 2012 at 2:50 am #

    Hi, Ive come over from macro monday. These shots of the dandelions are just lovely , I love how you captured the sun shining on them.

    • Teresa April 23, 2012 at 6:01 am #

      Thank you. It really was very pretty out there that evening.

  32. Elizabeth Rodriguez April 23, 2012 at 7:31 am #

    They almost glow! I like the little blade of grass in the first shot…adds visual interest πŸ™‚

    • Teresa April 23, 2012 at 7:49 am #

      Thanks. I was pleased with the way they turned out. Surprised, but pleased.

  33. Leah Beecher April 23, 2012 at 9:44 am #

    Just love these dandelion shots.
    You captured the lightness and the softness of these plants perfectly.
    My three year old calls these “wishin’ flowers” when they go to seed because we always blow the seeds and make a wish.
    Well done.
    Cheers

    • Teresa April 23, 2012 at 9:57 am #

      I remember those wishes when I was a kid. πŸ™‚ You just have to love dandelions!

  34. Herding Cats April 23, 2012 at 12:40 pm #

    Lovely pictures! Love the light.

    • Teresa April 23, 2012 at 12:41 pm #

      Thanks. It was a great evening for taking pictures!

  35. Robyn April 24, 2012 at 7:48 am #

    Neat dandelion picts, Teresa. I really like the first one! Looks like you have been busy on the farm. Glad the cattle are doing well. Looks like the goats are ready to eat green grass too.

    • Teresa April 24, 2012 at 8:18 am #

      The goats are more than ready. They’re about to revolt on me and storm the gate when I come into the barnyard. πŸ™‚

  36. Mariane April 27, 2012 at 7:06 am #

    Wonderful pictures – wow what a peaceful atmosphere πŸ˜€

    • Teresa April 27, 2012 at 7:13 am #

      It really is quite wonderful out there.

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