Macro Monday: dandelion in bloom and in seed

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Today I’m taking part in the Macro Monday photo challenge. You can click on each photo for a larger view. If you like what you see, I encourage you to subscribe so you can enjoy the new photos I post a few times a week.

I love dandelions. Their little splashes of yellow across the grass are like nature saying hello at my every footstep. Once they turn into seed, they give me the opportunity to make a wish while helping nature make more splashes of yellow. The San Diego dirt is so dry, dandelions are a rare occurrence here but I got the opportunity to see many of them during our vacation on the East Coast.

Here are a few close-ups of yellow dandelions. I’ve never noticed the many curled-up pistils all over the dandelion blooms. Click on each picture to see them in more detail. They’re pretty cool looking.

Macro Monday: yellow dandelion in bloom
Macro Monday: yellow dandelion in bloom
Macro of a dandelion in bloom
Macro of a dandelion in bloom
Close-up of a yellow dandelion with curled-up pistils
Close-up of a yellow dandelion with curled-up pistils

I couldn’t wait to pick this dandelion in seed and blow on it, but first I had to take a picture of it.

Close-up of a dandelion in seed
Close-up of a dandelion in seed

10 thoughts on “Macro Monday: dandelion in bloom and in seed

  1. I wish I could say dandelions are a rare occurrence here. If we didn’t put something on our lawn (I have no idea what it is), the dandelions would be everywhere. 🙂

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