Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Taraxacum officinale

Simple and fresh and fair from winter's close emerging,
As if no artifice of fashion, business, politics, had ever been,
Forth from its sunny nook of shelter'd grass--innocent, golden, calm as the dawn,
The spring's first dandelion shows its trustful face.

—Walt Whitman


Anonymous said...

When you get a close up like this, you make them look like beautiful flowers. When I see them in my yard by the dozens, they aren't so pretty. The rabbits love them, so I guess that counts for something.

Carla said...

I've always wondered how they'd hold up in a vase, but I always forget to pick them in time. I wish I could be lucky enough to photograph a bunny nibbling the dandelions