Y'know, for being a weed, dandelions have always struck me as being rather photogenic. Apparently I'm not the only one, as Through the Viewfinder seems to think so, too, seeing as they've got this print for sale and all.
Yesterday was the vernal equinox, AKA the first day of spring. Which means that--while the weather may not always reflect it--winter is finally freakin' OVER. Any snow that happens from this point on until the first day of winter is entirely out-of-bounds and should be treated as a foul and that spring is entitled to some free throws.
But forget that noise--it's springtime now. That means birds and flowers and warmer temperatures and longer days and all sorts of stuff that winter totally sucks at. Oh, and it means the return of dent de lion, AKA; diente de león, dente-de-leão, dente di leone, dant y llew, Löwenzahn, Løvetann, Løvetand--all of which are just the same thing translated into different languages. Y'know, that butter-yellow bane of yard-proud people since the existence of the yard; the dandelion.
...Yeah, I probably didn't need to type out all those words in different languages, but I thought it was kinda neat that they pretty much translate into the same thing, and that thing would be "lion's tooth." Besides, I like accumulating useless knowledge. At best, it could serve me well on Jeopardy! one day; at worst, it'll at least make for interesting bar banter. At this particular moment, it's a lead-in for a post about dandelion hats.
And if you think I'm kidding, you must be new to this blog.
Ever get the feeling that some people's philosophies on life can be boiled down to "if you're gonna go, go big"? I think that could be applied rather easily to this lacy metal fascinator. Just look at it--that is one honkin' huge dandelion.
Of course, if metal isn't your thing, you could always go with something a little softer, like this distressed linen fascinator.
And if you're not a fan of going with the straight yellow thing, there's always fascinators like the one above that have different colors and some funky feathers as well.
And just because we all know that the yellow will eventually fade to white, here's a hat that reflects the most useful purpose of a dandelion:
Hey--figured maybe if I was going to remind you all that eventually those dandelion seeds are gonna get all over the place, I might as well illustrate the point with a cute baby pic. To soften the blow, as it were.
And that's it for today. See you Wednesday!