dandelions, again....

7:37 PM Posted by James Owens







22 comments:

lissa said...

dandelions are dreamy...

love them especially the last two shots

Gigi said...

Wonderful shots, James. I love dandelions. I never understand why so many people hate them.

Lady Jo said...

hé hé James, toi aussi tu aimes les pissenlits ;-)
très jolies photos !
amitié et bises.

Roxana said...

oh, that last picture, holiness breathes in that fire, in that light -


(and because i know you translate Blaga but most of all because it fits perfectly :-)


Odă simplisimei flori

de Lucian Blaga




Păpădie, ecumenică floare,
după a ta aurie ardoare
– pe nescrisele file –
anul îşi hotăreşte fericitele zile.

De un pean te-nvredniceşti,
tu, neluată în seamă, floare de rând.
Sămânţă să faci pe pământ
e tot ce doreşti. Alt gând nu porţi.
Dar înfloreşti şi asfinţeşti
alcătuind o aureolă de sfânt.

colleen said...

Your shots are amazing. I have to say I prefer them in pictures than in real life, make me sneeze!

Anne said...

Magnifiques! J'aime particulièrement la photo en noir et blanc.
Merci, James, et bonne semaine!
Anne

James Owens said...

Lissa: Thank you. They are one of my favorite flowers. Maybe that says more about me than about dandelions, though....

James Owens said...

Gigi: I don't understand, either. I guess it has something to do with a sense of order (where I am definitely lacking) and the desire to put nature in its place. But I always have a little twinge of guilt when I cut their heads off with the mower.

James Owens said...

Lady Jo: Merci, et bises à toi.

James Owens said...

Roxana: Thank you for the beautiful poem. Blaga becomes more and more important to me -- and, yes, it is almost as if he has seen the post and written :-)

I think I understand, mostly -- I'm still shocked that I understand at all -- except for a couple of lines.... I'll work on them, and come back with a translation....

James Owens said...

Colleen: Thank you. I hope the sight hasn't triggered an allergic reaction!! :-)

S. Etole said...

I'd never journeyed inside a dandelion until now ...

James Owens said...

Aripri: Mulțumesc. Voi vizita blogul tău îndată….

James Owens said...

Anne: Merci. Cette photo en noir et blanc est ma favorite, aussi. Ce printemps-ci, c’est la saison quand nous parlons des pissenlits, toi et moi…. J’aime bien ceux que tu as trouvés à Limousin!

James Owens said...

Susan: Thank you for coming along on this journey....

Renee said...

I love them... except when they are in my yard, but luckily, my dogs trample them. :-) LOL

Sorlil said...

Can never walk past dandelion clocks, a childish love of destruction!! Love the last photo.

James Owens said...

Sorlil: You really say "dandelion clocks"!! I'd never heard that before. It isn't in my Webster's -- but google (the ultimate linguistic authority) confirms it as British usage.... One of your functions here, you know, is teaching me English :-) And this is so evocative. You can expect "dandelion clocks" to show up in a poem....

Sorlil said...

I'm gobsmacked you've never heard of it :) In case you don't know, from childhood we call them pee-in-the-beds and probably only here in Scotland it is custom to snap their heads off whilst singing 'Mary Queen of Scots got her head chopped off'!

James Owens said...

Sorlil: I knew they were called that -- it's the same in French, "pisse-en-lit" -- but I had no idea about the Mary Queen of Scots bit :-) I'm accumulating quite a store of dandelion folklore....

James said...

These are fantastic! The bottom one is a mind blower!