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!

8 comments:

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.