Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Snow on the Dandelion & Sharing

It's snowing...white, pirouetting flakes, sometimes ladies in big flouncy skirts, other times tiny bits of lace falling from the sky.  Yesterday it was 54 degrees and today...well it's shivery cold.  I  noticed a lone dandelion blooming like a golden kiss in the browning grass and smiled thinking, surely this is the last bloom of the year.  This morning there it was...snowflakes clinging to fragile petals no wider than a thread.  Out I went,camera in hand, laid on the cold, wet ground and shot a few photos. 

How often do you see a dandelion sporting a winter snowflake cap?  

A snowflaked dandelion seed head. 

I superimposed a dandelion photo from last summer to create..
A Dandelion's Dreams of Summer

Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle and the life of the candle will not be shortened.
Happiness never decreases by being shared.
~ Buddha
Do you know Se'lah?  If you don't, you should.  She has a generous heart and comes up with wonderful ideas for sharing and casting light in shadowy places.  She's once again opened her heart to others and is asking anyone and everyone to join her in making Christmas for children from four families a magical day.  You can get all the details here.  Pay her visit and become part of 'Let's be the village."


  1. dear Teresa, I love your 'snowflaked' pictures.....but, lying on the ground to capture the image.....that is what I call true dedication!!!!

  2. The snow here in Ohio was pretty while it was falling, but I'm already chilled to the bone, and winter has only just begun. Brrrr!

  3. this is such a stunning post and your photos are beautifully stunning, i loved each one and this is the second time i have been gazing at them...snow is something in reality, i do not like to be in, yet it does have this magical quality you have captured with these...thank you for sharing them...

    and love your new header as well...very much into the holiday spirit...wishing i was but i usually catch up next week or the week after :)

  4. phenomenal images!!! captured such great detail...nature's beauty revealed. thank you!

    one love.

  5. Dear Teresa, Your pictures are truly magical! Pamela x

  6. I'm blown away by your pictures of snowflakes on dandelions (no pun intended...well maybe!) It was actually thrilling to see the formation of these beautiful crystals.

  7. Wow- I have never seen anything like that before. Thanks for sharing!

  8. I've been away tending to a family situation, but I'm back and delighted to see the comments each of you left.

    Edith...I don't know how dedicated I am, but I try to be an opportunistic photographer. When the situation arises I grab and run.

    Robin...the snow here was brief and didn't linger, however the chilly temps did.

    Linda...I have no doubts you'll catch up with a burst of holiday spirit and make it so beautifully colored with vibrance and life.

    Se'lah...Oh thank you for your kind words. Nature does reveal itself to us, we've only to take the time to really look.

    Pam..Thank you for stopping by the Cottage and thank you for such kind words.

    MJ...I knew it was you! I was so excited to get these shots that I didn't even notice the cold on my belly.

    Indoor Fountains..I kind of wish I knew your name. You stop by often and leave comments that I so appreciate.

  9. Fabulous images thoughts and thoughts by Buddha. Thank you!!



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