Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Seedy and Posts of the Week

Who's to say what's a flower and what's a weed? When I take a good look at how simple and sweet a dandelion flower is, I have no idea why people don't like them.


Oh yeah. Never mind.

dandelion seeds

And now, without further delay, here are the Posts of the Week.

The icon below is yours for the taking if if your blog post is named as a Post of the Week - either as top post or as a runner up.

This week's Post of the Week goes to this amusing and unusual sight:

So This is the Way I Started My Day
by TSannie
at The Tombstone Chronicler

Other wonderful posts are categorized below (they may well fit into more than one category but I'm only selecting one for each):

A Turkey in Limbo
by Daryl's Ray
at Out and About in New York City

by Sandy at Writing in Faith

by Mage
at Postcards

Hey Man
by Brian
at WayStationOne

Mantis Molt
by Kerri
at A Little Piece of Me

A Little Bit of Hope
by Mami
at Unknown Mami

Hawaiian Wedding Day
by Cloudia
at Comfort Spiral

Play Date
by Ellen
at Stuff From Ellen's Head

Scared Straight
by Betty
at Bossy Betty
Recommended by: Linda

All You Need is Love
by Janie
at That Janie Girl

Recommended by: Di

Sunday Prayer
by Cupcake Murphy

at Odd, Good, True
Recommended by: Hilary

Please drop by their blogs for a visit and leave a kind comment if you have the time. Also, please feel free to add your own choices (for any blog except this one) for a specific blog post in the comments section below, where others can see them.

Thank you.


Midlife Roadtripper said...

I never understood why dandelions couldn't live in our yard. I like the fluff, too.

Robin said...

Beautiful pics again. Love the macros... Will get to the POTW later - thanks for the recommendations.

Pierre BOYER said...

Always lovely flowers pictures...
Thanks a lot,
Greetings from France,


Dawn said...

I am in total agreement over the dandelion. And I don't even mind the fluffy long as they don't blow in my yard;)
Those are actually very beautiful pictures of both!!
Thanks for some more great reads...

Maggie May said...

Imagine the joy two little rabbits would feel..... biting into that juicy dandelion!
Maggie X

Nuts in May

ADRIAN said...

The, first is a really stunning image.

Zuzana said...

Dear Hilary, I am back online after an unscheduled absence.;) I simply enjoyed my life for the past two weeks the way I have not for a very long time.;)
I agree with you on the allure of the dandelion.;) The man I love had his lawn covered with these golden beauties when I met him and it felt like I walked around in a sea of golden coins.
Congratulations to everyone mentioned here, I will do my very best to catch up.;)
Hope all is well,

Anonymous said...

I do love the cheerful yellow faces of dandelions!

Bob Bushell said...

The Dandelions are superb photos.

Betty Manousos said...

those are beyond beautiful!


Sueann said...

I think Dandelions are beautiful! But they sure do take over if you let them!! Ha!
Beautiful photo
And wonderful Posts of the Week!
Thanks so much

Gary's third pottery blog said...

I am a dandelion fan, such cheerful blooms!

Ruth Hiebert said...

I love that first picture.Wha's not to love about a flower like that,especially when it grows in someone else's garden.:)

Ruth Hiebert said...

I love that first picture.Wha's not to love about a flower like that,especially when it grows in someone else's garden.:)

Ruth Hiebert said...

I love that first picture.Wha's not to love about a flower like that,especially when it grows in someone else's garden.:)

Brian Miller said...

its not a weed, its my favorite flower...smiles.

thank you hilary,, i am in good company...congrats everyone!

Kerri Farley said...

I LOVE Dandies!
And Thanks so much for your kindness!

Pauline said...

ah but think of all those wishes made that float on the wind...

I miss reading everyone's posts but end-of-school has me by the throat and then those long summer weekend days beg to be spent out of doors. I'll catch up the next time it rains. Thanks for putting so many good posts on one place!

Mental P Mama said...

W00t! Some of my favorite people! And I like dandelions, too.....

Anvilcloud said...

I heard on the CBC the other day how dandelions are or have been prized by many, to the point where, in the early 1800s, some would pull up their grass to make room for the them.

ellen abbott said...

They're not weeds, they're wildflowers. I let them stay. by the time the grass starts growing they are done anyway.

and thanks for the POTW!

TexWisGirl said...

great posts! :)

CiCi said...

Funny that you mention weeds/flowers in the same sentence. This week I was looking at some weeds and thinking they are actually pretty.

You did a great job picking some posts to honor this week.

Daryl said...

Thank you from Slim & Cody and of course from their alter egos and me.

If you thought Annie's start to the day was funny in post form, you should have been with me when she (via Jules) texted me that photo .. I almost .. well I didnt .. but I did LOL literally.

I wanted to lie down in the grass in the park on Sunday and get a macro shot of the little 'heather' weeds, they arent really heather but I cant think of what they are .. I need to just do it .. and I will. I love dandilions and those fabulous but naughty spores things

Mage said...

Just a thank you so much. And here I was going to complain that my visitor stats had declined to about 20 when you perked both me and my blog up.

Yes, all those wonderful clothes that don't fit. Perhaps I am most annoyed about the "Perfect" white shirt that now hangs and bags on me. Then again....there are the levis that I saved for the thin me that turned out were for a different body shape. Sometimes all you can do is laugh at yourself.

Thank you again.

Bossy Betty said...

Thank you to you and Linda for including me here! I am going to give myself an extra squirt of hairspray today to celebrate!

Off to check out all the POTW's.

Thanks again!

Jayne said...

Hilary- I think dandelions are pretty, too, especially the metamorphosis.
Wonderful selection of posts. Thank you! :)

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Hilary: So nicely captures, they can be really pretty at times.

Tammie Lee said...

your photos are lovely~

thank you for sharing those whom you enjoy.

Cloudia said...

Thank you SO much for sharing my joy and for inviting others in via POTW.

I'm really honored to be part of this amazing site, Friend :)

Aloha from Waikiki :)

Comfort Spiral




Joanna Jenkins said...

As a kid, I was always so disappointed when my dad would mow the lawn and cut down all the dandelions. Your photo took me back to the memories of fresh cut grass and my dad with his old green lawn mower :-) Thanks.

And thanks for the great blogs to read. There are some in the mix I'm not familiar with. I'll check them out.

xoxo jj

Unknown said...

Always like you introducing and discovering other blogs! Now I gotta get out there and get those dandelions!

yaya said...

Things that dandelions are good for:1)putting under your chin to see if you like butter..or maybe it's to see if you like boys?..I forget
2)to eat..just ask my Greek Grandpa..well he's in heaven so forget it.
3)Something children can pick for their Moms that they don't get yelled at for picking.
4)Something big kids can tell little kids that if they pick them it will make them wet the bed..I remember that from childhood..we had weird kids in our neighborhood.
5)Something you can make a wish on (after they're fluffy)that doesn't involve fire..or a cake...or getting older.

SandyCarlson said...

You've set up some good reading!

I love those dandy fellows--I'm not a lawn kinda girl, so I think they are fun for breaking up the monotony of green. And they humble so many men by showing up.

Barb said...

That Dandy looks good enough to put in a bud vase, Hilary. Actually, at altitude, we're so glad to have ANY flower that the lowly dandelion is welcomed as a harbinger of spring (finally).

SandyCarlson said...

Am I a reading teacher? Because I don't read well. I missed "Endure" on here before. Thank you. You sent me back to my own work and had me thinking about Uncle Laurence....and family. Thank you.

Hilary said...

Thank you everyone. Your continued support and warmth truly touches my heart. And I'm happy to see so many dandelion fans among us. :)

abb said...

Hilary - what an honor to be POTW! Thank you from the bottom of my heart! (This is the first time I've been blog-looking since I posted that photo, so didn't know until Ms. LaLa (mental pause mama) told me last night.)
I should have added that about 5 minutes after I took her photo, a gal came up to her and handed her a sleevless dress that zipped up the front. That, too, was interesting, and the photo I took was crummy, darnit!
Again, I'm honored, Hilary. Magnificent company I'm in.

Dawning Inspiration said...

I love those dandelions anyway - especially when the rain is on the little whispy parts of them....

Congratulations to POTW winners!!

Claudya Martinez said...

Thank you.

Teri and her Stylish Cats ~ Coco the Couture Cat, Brighton, Disco NoFurNo and Kely said...

I wish the dandelion would get it's rep changed too and then we could love them unconditionally instead of wishing they'd blow the other way, lol. I say my Cornish Rex fur feels like dandelion fluff.