Monday, April 26, 2010


Disregarded dandelions are wild in their beauty,

and the wild in nature can often go un noticed.

They are the things we claim to know too well.

Because everywhere we go

They greet us with the commonplace.

But dandelions are precious in their own way.

Just a majestic as the sunflower.

Who stands so tall and bold.

Who’s to judge the two compared

When looked upon together

The dandelion is rare.

week 17. Perseverance

As the days get warmer days I notice the way the dandelions are popping up through the cracks. We seem to disregard these flowers because they are considered to be a weed. But can’t weeds be valued just as much as any flower? Why are these particular flowers rejected? We pull them from our gardens because they steal valuable nutrients from other plants. Most gardens are about planning and control. We create settings pleasing to our own personal aesthetic. But weeds challenge our decisions. They are a dominant species. There is strength in their survivalist instinct. Maybe they represent the self-assured. I think it’s that steadfast perseverance I admire most.


  1. I really enjoy reading your blog:) Dandelions are beautiful flowers especially when they go to seed! We have loads in our lawn, maybe I should stop fighting with them and let them alone!

  2. LOVE! your blog is sweet. happy to find you. please stop by and say hi!