Flowers for free

Would you complain if someone brought you flowers for free?  Well, if they are considered to be weeds, then yes we do!  Another of Spring’s little gifts is that along with all the plants we love, there are all those other uninvited guests that appear in our gardens and lawns.  The puffy seed ball of the dandelion is one of those that we see over and over.

It really is quite amazing to study the structure of these plants (even if we are muttering unkind things each time we see them) and the clever seed delivery system that is built in.  You can see in this shot, the brown seeds clustered around the stem, each with it’s own little star-shaped parachute attached.  They are just waiting for a good gust of wind to blow them around and start new plants in someone else’s lawn.  I guess that’s why they never seem to go away.

Nikon D7100
Vanguard Altra Pro 263 AT tripod
Nikon 105mm f/2.8 AF Micro-Nikkor
105mm @ f/22 –  1/320 sec – ISO 800

Author: stgrundy

Photography is my way to capture and share the amazing beauty of God’s handiwork in the people and places that I experience every day. I focus mainly on nature and travel subjects but also do alot of event work for my church and the occasional wedding or portrait session. My residence is Roswell, Georgia – a northern suburb of Atlanta. I try to get around the Southeast as often as possible and would love to explore other parts of the USA and the rest of the world. Member of: Roswell Photographic Society Contributing artist: Getty Images

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