Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Wordless Wednesday

12 comments:

sMC said...

How time goes by. We used to call them 'clocks'

Tanya Brown said...

SMC's comment is interesting. In these parts, they're called "dandelions".

Hey, re: your comment on my blog, which toys would you like?

Ian Lidster said...

Witness the lowly dandelion gone to seed. And life's cycle continues.

In Newfoundland, by the way, they're called 'pissabeds.'

Not that I'm from there, I just like the name.

J Cosmo Newbery said...

Can I make a wish?

mcewen said...

How many wishes?
Cheers

Liz said...

The boys absolutely cannot resist blowing all the fluffy seeds off when they find a dandy-lion, makes there daddy shudder to think of the dandy-lions cropping up in his garden.

meggie said...

Deemed weeds, they are no less valid than any other plant.

CS said...

I love dandelions and can't consider them weeds. They are so cheery in their yellow incarnation and so hopeful when they trn to fluff.

whimsicalnbrainpan said...

*blows hard and makes a wish*

Molly said...

There were a lot of Irish settlers in Newfoundland. I think they must have brought Ian's word "pissabeds" with them over the briny.....I remember when we were kids, if you picked a dandelion, because you thought it was beautiful, which it is, some snotty nosed, loudmouthed, short pants wearing boy would be sure to start taunting you with "Pissabed! Pissabed! You're going to wet your bed tonight!" At which all of his companions would fall around, laughing and jeering! Neanderthals!
Lovely picture---"he loves me...puff...he loves me not....puff....he loves me.....puff..." and the pain of finding the last wisps blown away on "he loves me not!"

Wanderlust Scarlett said...

*GASP*

What a lovely surprise!

I have to think of a wish now... a good one, that's a big flower!

Scarlett & Viaggiatore

riseoutofme said...

birdy ... clocks they are and also pissybeds for the more vulgar amongst us!

tanya .... they are dandelions ...the toys I'd like are the furry ones on your WW post ..

ian ...must be a lot of vulgar Irish blood in Newfoundland!

jcn ... bet I know what your wish is .... bet I do .... bet I do ....

mcewen ... as many as you need! The pissybed is a most obliging weed ...

liz ... What! MB doesn't like pissybeds?? That man's education isn't finished yet ... go forth and convert Tiger.

meggie ... I love them best when they're fluffy! Some of the nicest flowers are weeds,aren't they?

cs .. I love that .. "hopeful when they turn to fluff"

whim ...and may your wish come true!

molly ... sure, couldn't you just pick another one and start again?

scarlet ... wish away girl .... they're free!