23 May 2008

The Dandelion

TheDandelion collage

Hey I have had my first whirl at a collage and arty farty shots!
I entitle this
'The Dandelion'
It twas a dandelion growing amongst its many many brethren on an unkempt lawn, I photographed it, picked it and the wind blew it away.
How is that for a tragic but poetic tale?

Then I had to run inside and wash my hands as picking dandelions makes you wet your pants*

*This is what I was told as a child in school,that if you pick dandelions you will wet the bed.
I myself have not wet myself in a dandelion picking incident.


  1. You and that macro lens have become good friends already - lovely shots! But why, may I ask, do dandelions make you wet your pants??

  2. @Linda, its a lot harder to get use than I thought it would be, but I think I will be taking a lot more.

    I updated the post to include more information :)

  3. I like it!! Never heard that about dandelions making you wet your pants tho.Just if you blew on them,your wish would come true.

  4. The wish only comes true if you can blow away every single seed. Kinda like blowing out all the birthday candles. Great shots...and a "tragic tale." DID you wet your pants?

  5. Got ya all beat. I can disperse those seeds, sneeze AND pee my pants all at the same time! :) I bet that's what you did (with your sinuses all messed up!) didn't you Claire? LOL

    BTW, can I be in your blogroll too?

  6. Lovely collage. Never heard that before about dandelions make you wet your pants... cute!

  7. Don't underestimate the dandy lion as some day your bed may not be dandy. Jk great photography. I wish i had talent lol

  8. "I myself have not wet myself in a dandelion picking incident."

    Bet you have. :)

  9. haha that's funny that you were told you'd wet the bed!! lol.

    We always took them... then they were yellow... and put our thumbs under the flower head... flick our thumbs and say "momma had a baby and its head popped off"

    Weird I know

  10. @chrisc and jonj, Thanks! It was what one of the teachers told us when I was a wee child.

    @this eclectic life, well I didn't even remember to make a wish, whoops! I did NOT wet my pants :)

    @carol, you win, you definitely win! Plants don't irritate me its dust that gets me, so nope I did NOT do that :) You have been on my blogroll as webduck for way over a year. Did you mean another blog?

    @stinkypaw, thanks I used a free program that I found, so I will be playing some more. I am not quite sure that wetting your pants is cute? heh! :)

    @relax max, I shall bet that I have not :)

    @erika, teachers are evil and will do anything to stop children having fun :)

    erm yep weird! hahaha! That's why I laughed :)

  11. I've never heard that before. I can say I've never wet my pants over a dandelion either. LOL! Nice photos!

  12. Sooo jealous you have a macro lense!! you've made good use of it here though, I really like that first shot. :)

  13. My kids LOVE to play with those. :)
    Great shots, Claire.

  14. Dandelions are insidious but only in tea where they really are a natural diuretic.

  15. "I myself have not wet myself in a dandelion picking incident."

    If it wasn't picking dandelions then what was it?

  16. Hi claire

    On this Memorial Day remember my friends who died for your freedom.

    Dear Lord, lest I continue in my complacent ways, help me to remember that someone died for me today. And if there be war, help me to remember to ask and to answer “am I worth dying for?”~

    Eleanor Roosevelt

  17. @2sweetnsaxy, I like to keep people informed and help them not wet their pants! ha :)
    Thanks for you comment :)

    @chica, No macro lens, just a macro thingie button on my powershot, I would love a lens! Editing helped the first shot :)

    @tisha, I would love to see photos of the kids playing with them :)

    @jamie, I knew that about the tea, I think the teacher was just being a killjoy :(

    @mark, it was the sight of you naked.

    @sarge, thanks for the great comment :)

    @Olga, Cheers! I am practising my skills for you :)