Saturday, 19 May 2012

Fluffy dandelions in Rijswijk, Holland...

Every spring one of the first flowers to greet the warming sun is the yellow dandelion! Funny enough at the end of its stay with us this flower tranforms to a very fluffy white ball...Few days ago I spent some time looking closely to this fluffy plant and took into pictures some of its spectacular details! One may also use its leaves in the salad, they are a bit acid, but mixed with other salad sorts makes a fresh meal;

16 comments:

Lies said...

Prachtig om te fotograferen, Jana !
En de jonge frisgroene blaadjes zijn héél lekker in salades !
Lie(f)s.

dith said...

Jana, ze zijn prachtig (en ook je foto's) van het begin tot het eind. Een paardenbloem is een geliefd foto-onderwerp. Ik heb vandaag ook weer verschillende foto's genomen. Ik wens je een fijn weekend, Dietmut

Barb said...

Dandelions are my nemesis, but your camera makes them enticing.

betchai said...

oh wow, love the depth of field in each photo, they are awesome and so breathtaking shots, you made the ordinary look so extra-ordinary.

Simple Person said...

very nice and I love spring..
all the flowers blossom..

This is Belgium said...

prachtig in beeld gebracht

papillon said...

Hi Jana,
very lovely pictures.
C. also loves these very ephemeral flowers. Have a nice week...
J+C

Filip and Kristel said...

Nice shots, I have taken similar ones this week. They will be published in the coming weeks.

Greetings,
Filip

Erika said...

You are a good photographer, dear Jana. I like very much your shots and this flower.
Wish you a nice new week.
Erika

stardust said...

I think the dandelion fluff in the first photo is a perfect universe of its own. Your photos are perfectly lovely. Have happy days ahead.

Yoko

gootchai said...

Superbes ces photos!! très belle lumière! j'aime+++++

Kris said...

Jana,

In the US, people usually have lawn care men spray to get rid of dandelions if they have them in their yard. I've heard of using dandelion greens in salads but never tried it. Funny, how the very weed people try to get rid of can be used in salads. HA

Mirthe Duindam said...

Beautifully done. It's a lovely subject for photography.
Greetings and thanks for your comments.
Mirthe

AVCr8teur said...

Nice macros! I didn't know you can use them on salads. I don't think I am that adventurous to try it.

Pieces of Sunshine said...

Your middle two photos show a fluffy dandelion which I have never seen. Both types have pretty seed heads.

Salitype said...

those tiny strands - so pretty !

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