Dandelion

The First Dandelion

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.

Source: “Leaves of Grass,” by Walt Whitman

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20 Comments on “Dandelion”

  1. Jim says:

    Oh the much maligned Dandelion! Nicely done, Pat.

  2. How beautiful! I love your treatment of this.

  3. Nice words to accompany your snap! Margie

  4. I’ve been armed with a spray bottle full of Weed B Gone for two days, trying to eliminate those bright yellow “trusting faces”! ;-)

  5. I love your image. Is it water colors on a textured paper? How did you get that affect?

  6. Synke says:

    oh … what a beautiful dandelion! I like your kind of image editing! I think it’s very nice!

  7. geanina says:

    love it! beautiful image! :)

  8. I was given Leaves of Grass as a gift so long ago. Beautiful book, image and words. :)

  9. Birgitta says:

    Beautiful image and the words too! The spring is here :)

  10. Lisa Gordon says:

    These seemed to come up literally overnight here!
    Saturday, I did not notice them, and Sunday they were all over.
    Truly a sign of warmer weather.
    This is beautiful, Pat.

  11. Robin says:

    Pat, beautiful shot and effects!

  12. Eileen says:

    Such a colorful image, so bright and cheery. Lovely image!

  13. Nice treatment of the poor dandelion…. Michelle

  14. Jill says:

    You’ve elevated a weed to a flower. Beautiful, Pat.

  15. Fergiemoto says:

    Beautiful processing!
    Those are popping up all over our yard!

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