Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Summer Dandelions

We culturally define dandelions as weeds. If the flowers were slightly larger, they would be prized as ornamental flowers. We often make these types of cultural value judgments even about people and their abilities. Dandelions are one of my favorite flowers. Their ability to survive constant persecution is an inspiration. I have never been able to understand why we prefer a blah green lawn to the gorgeous display of beautiful yellow flowers.

1 comment:

  1. I heard that the dandy lions are very important to the ecosystem. They are among the first to bloom in the spring and about the same time the honey bees emerge and they need them to survive.