Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Make a Wish and Posts of the Week

 Go on now... make a wish.

dandelion done2
"When you wish upon a a dandelion and blow all the spores away, 

dandelion spent
close your eyes,

dandelion done
make a wish, 

remaining seeds
and may they all come true some day."
~Author Unknown

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 POTW.



The Curious Case of the Coupon
by Sharon
at Sharon's Paws Create!


Counting Heads
by Joanna
at The Fifty Factor


Nightfall Near Antelope Canyon
by Barb
at One Good Thing

Prairie Servant
by Leah
at The Goat's Lunch Pail


by Amy
at She Writes


A Dog's Life
by Steve
at Take a Look Around


That Damn War!
by Stephen
at The Chubby Chatterbox

When I Was Young in the Mountains
by Lime
at House of Lime

What Makes a Good Mother?
by Kamana
at Journaling Through Photos

Odd Things You See Fishing..
by Grayquill
at Grayquill Musings

by Cricket
at Cricket and Porcupine


Recommended by: TexWisGirl
Gunlock Lake 
by Susan
at The Adventures of Old Alice 

Recommended by: Lady Fi
Common Blue Butterfly
by Bob
at Birds and Nature in the Forest of Dean

Recommended by: Teri
The Dance Above the Pond
by Alan
at It's Not Work, It's Gardening

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.


Unknown said...

Hilary: Always fun to make the rounds and meet new friends thanks to your generous spirit! :)

Linda at To Behold The Beauty said...

Oh my gosh, Hilary. Such stunning photography!

Dave said...

Nice macro-photos Hilary - Dave

stephen Hayes said...

Your blog makes my wish to feel closer to nature come true, even when I'm stuck indoors. Thanks for recommending my post this week.

~JarieLyn~ said...

Your photos are great.

Cloudia said...

your shot of the arrow-seeds in the pin-cushion of the dandelion thrills me!

Aloha from Waikiki,
Comfort Spiral
> < } } ( ° >

Robin said...

I haven't seen a denadelion in ages, but that's one thing I want to try to photograph well. These are excellent ...

Anonymous said...

Oh wow! Your photos are stunning!

Nadezda said...

great shots! Did you blow on it a long time?

Maggie May said...

Beautiful seed heads that you zoom into with perfection.
Maggie X

Nuts in May

Bob Bushell said...

You can't beat the dandelion, but, you can. They are remarkable, brilliant macro.

Laura~Pretty Pix said...

I wished upon dandelions as a child.. wonderful summer fun. Thanks for the memories and those beautiful images!

Brian Miller said... wish is made....i love blowing those seeds in the breeze...congrats to all the POTW

Daryl said...

truly awesome macros, Hilary .. and a nice selection of blogs/posts

Shaun said...

Hi, I have just found your blog through my network of followers. I must admit I am blown away with your photos.
I hope you can find the time to check out my photo blog and hopefully follow along
Valleys ShutterBug

DJan said...

You really know how to take macros, and I sure do appreciate all the tips you give me as well. I LOVE POTWs, since I've got more good stuff to check out. I don't know how to read so many, Hilary, but I'm glad you do. :-)

Kerri Farley said...

Love Love Love these!

Leah J. Utas said...

Awwwww, thanks.

Excellent dandelion pics.

Suldog said...

I don't know what to say about your photos anymore. I've run out of superlatives. So, as I've begged before, I beg again: Publish them somehow, and give a wider audience the chance to come up with the words I am now lacking.

Dan said...

When I had a macro lens, I too found dandelions made an excellent subject.

Your photo's are 'knock your socks off' great!

I'm pretty confident others are inspired by your photography.

Tabor said...

I have been having trouble commenting on blogs that I read for some reason. I hope that if I read these POTW I can pat them on the back...virtually.

TexWisGirl said...

thank you, hilary. once again, great photos and great picks for POTW. my eyes apparently needed a good flushing this morning, and boy, did 'that damn war' give it to me...

Mage said...

Thank you as always for all the work you put in to your blog. That top photograph actually brought me to a screaming halt. Powerful. You make me look at things so differently.

Rosaria Williams said...

Always great surprises when I visit here! Thanks, H.

Anonymous said...

thank you... you are very kind :)

and so great to meet new bloggers through POTW.

Joanna Jenkins said...

Thanks Hilary, I'm flattered to be included in this week's POTW with my little swan family. I was lucky to be in the right place at the right time.

I'll be making a wish on your beautiful photos today.

THANKS, xo jj

Jenny Woolf said...

These look interesting. I'll drop by at some of them.
I love the look of dandelion clocks. Weeds or not, I can't see too many of them.

Gillian Olson said...

Beautiful pictures, I love dandelions, especially the seed heads; they bring out our inner child, if we let them. Thank you,

Betty Manousos said...

awww!! terrific images!
love, love every single one!

popped in to say hi!

yaya said...

My youngest grandkiddo made a million wishes this spring in my yard...and I bet I'll have a million more dandelions in the yard next spring to wish on!

Mental P Mama said...

Hope our wishes all come true!

Tammie Lee said...

hello Hillary
your dandy photos are gorgeous
i love them.

Laura said...

love your wispy wishing stars!

Barb said...

Oh, dear Hillary - the wish I make is that none of those spores lands in my garden! Thank you for the POTW honor.

SandyCarlson said...

Thanks for this opportunity to wish....And thanks for sharing these posts.

Gail Dixon said...

Spectacular shots! That dandelion center resembles a golf ball.

Congrats to all the POTWers!! Will check them out as I am able.

Barbara said...

These photos are so beautiful, Hilary! I've never seen one up close. Thank you!
And congrats to the POTW!

Anvilcloud said...

Great macro stuff. Makes me wish for a macro lens, sort of.

MaggieGem said...

"Dandilions don't tell no lies" and looks like they bared their souls in your photos. Great images!

Zuzana said...

I love dandelions, my favorite wild blooms of the spring. I never understood why gardeners hate them, there is nothing lovelier than a lawn full with these stunning beauties.;)
Now they are gone, and so are their gossamer parachutes...
Congrats to all these lovely people mentioned here,

lime said...

those dandelions are breathtaking...which makes it hard to set the seeds sailing ;)

Unspoken said...

I have been busy finishing up quarter, but THANK YOU!!!!!! I am sorry to be late in saying so!


Anita said...

Dandelions remind me of my childhood; the lazy days of summer.
Like most children thought and did; they had to be picked and blown. :)