Friday, June 01, 2007

Clock flower

Legend has it that counting the number of breaths it takes to blow off all the seeds of a dandelion globe that has gone to seed will tell you the hour. Mentioned just in case you needed some way to amuse yourself this weekend. Have fun!


Cathy said...

That's lovely! I'll give it a try. Problem is everyone is so intent on ridding our lawns of dandelions that I'll have to go on a drive to find any for this little experiment.

Have a nice weekend, Laura.

Mary said...

HA! I've never heard of that. If I can find a dandelion, I'll remember you and try it! I think they're pretty much evaporated down here, Laura.

Very nice photo and post. I hope you enjoy your weekend and find amuzement.

How's little Sunshine and Boomer doing?

Susan Gets Native said...

I told the girls about "Blowing the clock"...and it's always 1:00.


Dave said...

Have a great weekend! No dandelions please. They are not native to Alaska, but we have tons of them.

z said...

Either that, or only how many dandelions are going to show up later.

NatureWoman said...

I never heard that one Laura!

Liza Lee Miller said...

Wow, did that dredge up some memories from the depths of my brain. Thanks, Laura. I had totally forgotten about blowing the clock. :)

Now to find some buttercups to find out if the kids like butter! :)

LauraHinNJ said...

Cathy: We don't have very many dandelions in our lawn because I often pick the flowers for the bunnies - they love 'em!

This is a banner year for white clover, which has my DH in fits.

Mary: Sorry you've no dandelions to brighten your lawn.

Sunshine and Boomer are doing okay. We've backed up a few steps in the *bonding* process since a fight last weekend, but they're still getting to be friends and keeping company together with me to supervise them.

Thanks for asking!

Susan: Those young'uns must have healthy lungs!

Dave: Make some wine or jelly!

Z: Yes, but the folklore is more fun.

Pam: Me neither.

Liza: Really? You know that bit of legend? I'd never heard of it. The buttercups one I do know, though.