Uncategorized

Dandelions and Micro Galleries

When I was a small child I would watch my grandpa walk endlessly in our back yard with his dandelion pruning fork.  He would move from flower to flower lopping off the blossoms in an endless futile battle.  It was futile in part because every flower he missed would develop a beautiful puff of seeds.  My sister and I could not help but make a wish and blow them all over our yard.  Even without our dubious help Grandpa was bound to fail.  Dandelions not only are great at spreading their seeds, they have a taproot that is ten inches long. If any of the roots remain in the ground, the plant will continue to grow.   My grandpa has been gone for many years. His house where I grew up was leveled. But when I visit the empty lot, I am greeted by dandelions.   You might wonder at my…