COB Photo Challenge 2016, Week 24…a dandy lion dyin’

Posted: June 12, 2016 in Cee's Photo Challenges
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Hmm, I went to edit this and the photo went away.  Anyway, this dying dandelion is being very theatrical and a bit of a contortionist, just what I like for the Oddball Photo Challenge.  Hope you enjoy it, too.

© janet m. webb 2016

  1. macmsue says:

    It’s certainly making a dramatic exit.

  2. Prior-2001 says:

    Ha! This is super fun – I can feel the theatrics playing out…..
    Each backbend and side fold…
    And side note – last week cleared a side garden and found a two foot tall dandelion hiding near a shrub (likely thrived from so much rain in May) and I wish I had taken a photo!
    Anyhow – love the mood of your weed – 😉

    • They can both hide and get enormous. I wouldn’t mind them so much if they didn’t take up all the space that should be occupied by grass and wouldn’t proliferate so rapidly.


      • Prior-2001 says:

        Yes – you described it well/ and that tap root leave a mass hole when removed! I always admired folks who harvest dandelion leaves and a long time ago followed a lady who wrote about green smoothies all the time – and harvested raw leaves – hm – I have had some dandelion leaves added to my drinks at a health food bar- a little bitter – what about you – have you tried them?

      • I haven’t, but then most people spray their lawns, so even if we aren’t spraying, I wouldn’t trust the greens. You also have to get them when they’re young so that they’re tender.

      • Prior-2001 says:

        Oh – I did not know to harvest young, but makes sense – and I just realized that some of the herbs I take apps have dandelion in them- so parts are good for the body,but not for the lawn!
        And again – love the theatric interpretation of yours…..

  3. anglogermantranslations says:

    It’s a survival training, how to avoid the sickle when it comes… Snakes might stand a better chance than lions.

  4. kirizar says:

    It is like the creature of a horror movie though. It may look like it’s dying, but what it is really doing is preparing to explode the next generation all over your lawn

  5. Okay, Janet, this one is funny. After spending one whole day this week digging weeds out and planting grass seed, I’m finding the humor here. 🙂

  6. Cee Neuner says:

    Love your title this week. Wonderful 😀

    • We sell dandelion root at the tea shop where I work. But if I were to pick leaves, I’d want to make darn sure it wasn’t likely to have poison sprayed on it!


  7. Tina Schell says:

    Poor thing, first we blow on them, then we pluck them or mow them down – no wonder it’s dying, what a stressful life it leads!!

  8. pommepal says:

    Very odd ball, can’t work out if it is coming or going.

  9. Aaw! 😦 I love Dandelions. What a contortionist it is! 😕

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