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Dandelion Thoughts

Folklore says that blowing the seeds off a dandelion is said to carry your thoughts and dreams to your loved one. At least, so they say…
Dandelion Barometers

"The dandelion is an excellent barometer, one of the commonest and most reliable. It is when the blooms have seeded and are in the fluffy, feathery condition that its weather prophet facilities come to the fore. In fine weather the ball extends to the full, but when rain approaches, it shuts like an umbrella. If the weather is inclined to be showery it keeps shut all the time, only opening when the danger from the wet is past."


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    • # Tim

      oh I didnt know that dandelions gave so much weather information,, it is wonderful, I´ll pay more attention to them form now on :)

      2009.04.24 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Christa

      Interesting and illustrated lesson! It seems by your dandelion, that the weather will keep good.

      2009.04.24 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Neil

      Did Not Know That!! Thanks for sharing, do have a lot land and some "Round- Up" , and big weed beater. cd

      2009.04.23 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Susan Jane

      Great info (and shot) my family calls them moon flowers and when you blow one you are sending the stars in to the sky for hte moon!

      2009.04.23 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Sara G

      Great shot of this beautiful little pest..I have the yellow flowers from it starting in my yard...pretty but they crowd out everything if you don't get them up which is sooo hard to do. "Toxic weeds" but they are fun to wish on and blow away.

      2009.04.22 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Gonia

      so this simply flower has the name dandelion! here I learn a lot of english words and get a lot of information which i'll never get anywhere! super Tom. thanks a lot. you are my best teacher here.

      2009.04.22 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Marsha

      Great shot and information! Had never heard that dandelions could predict rain - interesting!

      2009.04.22 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Ines

      Nice shot and very interesting legend!
      I will watch it this summer :))

      2009.04.22 Edited Reply Cancel