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You made the humble Dandelion look good Bill...
Bill Phillips: Thanks Frank. It is a lovey flower really
It's always good to have an added bug! I do love Dandelions - I know they are a weed to some... but I appreciate that they are hardy, tasty little volunteers! smile Nice photo, by the way!
Bill Phillips: They are a source of food for early bees as Lisl says and we all loved the clocks when we were kids!
Jolie photo de cette fleur de pissenlit, je vois même un petit locataire.
Bill Phillips: Looks like it has found food and shelter Martine
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 8 Apr 2020, 04:13
Too lovely to be labeled "weed".
Bill Phillips: They are and as Lisl says they are a source of food for early bees. So I don't dig them up any more
  • Chris
  • England
  • 8 Apr 2020, 05:37
It's that time of year again isn't it

I am in a pattern of waking at 3am, hence this early comment

Summat do do with social isolation..
Bill Phillips: We had one waking up, at 3am night but mostly we are sleeping like logs!
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 8 Apr 2020, 06:03
Like Chris, I wake far too early now. These Dandelions are so good for early bees, too
Bill Phillips: So I have discovered. That is why I no longer dig them up
This is when I add "it's a Dandy Lion, Bill!" smile
Bill Phillips: Haha Very good Ginnie
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 8 Apr 2020, 06:57
Lovely exposé of this little flower and littler bug. Seeing it like this one can wonder why it got designated a weed.
Bill Phillips: I once saw a weed defined as any plant growing where you don't want it
  • Astrid
  • Nederland
  • 8 Apr 2020, 07:02
He is hiding, Bil. He does not want to be in the picture.
I love how the dandelion shows all the details. (to Ray, there is not such a thing as weed: "in the wild growing flowers"...)
Bill Phillips: When we were kids the story used to be that if you picked a dandelion you would wet the bed gringrin
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 8 Apr 2020, 07:34
Spring pure - yesterday I saw a lemon butterfly, also so yellow!
Bill Phillips: I saw one too and a lovely orange tip one.
  • Richard Trim
  • Suffolk: where the sun rises first in England
  • 8 Apr 2020, 08:03
'Dandelion and Burdock' … remember that fizzy pop drink … made by Corona
Bill Phillips: I do and I believe versions of it are probably still around
  • Chad
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 8 Apr 2020, 08:30
A much maligned flower. As a child we liked breaking of the stems revealing a milky substance which we dabbed on our skin. This left a brown stain. Great how fun.
Bill Phillips: I wonder if that is what Donald Trump does on his face?
lovely shot, Bill. i like the shy visitor on the gorgeous flower.
Bill Phillips: It was a nice bonus Ayush
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 8 Apr 2020, 10:24
The bug adds to the image. I can grow flowers like this quite easily.
Bill Phillips: I agree and so can I
Pure cheerfulness for me. I love dandelions as they were probably the first flowers I ever saw. They are so beautiful when blanketing a field!
Bill Phillips: They are much maligned and are beneficial to bees so I am going to allow them in my garden!
I like Dandelions but they are a real pest if they infest my lawn.
Bill Phillips: My apology for a lawn has almost everything but grass so I am not that bothered grin
A common weed, that I regularly dig up, but they are your image, Bill smile
Bill Phillips: I always used to but I am becoming more tolerant as, after all, my garden isn't a showpiece and I like bees
a wonderful spring flower and a very shy bug Bill...

we have a whole yard full of dandelions... too many to dig up but we never use a weed killer because it would end up in the lake eventually... that is the source of our water....petersmile
Bill Phillips: I avoid using weed killer as much as possible. I occasionally use a spray bottle on large weeds on the gravel part of my drive
No flower shot is complete without one smile

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