Sunday, April 25, 2010

Shadow of Dandelions


Dandelions can grow anywhere, between cracks of concrete, or all over the grass of our lawn. This particular dandelion is no different. It grows where there is available dirt, or from the decay of last year leaves.


Although dandelions can be annoying to have all over our yard during the summer, they also have health benefits, including relief from liver disorders, diabetes, urinary disorders, acne, jaundice, cancer and anemia.

Dandelion can also help in maintaining bone health, skin care and weight loss, plus it is full in vitamin-A, C, iron, and calcium.



If you notice, in some salad mixes, you can see some dandelion leaves. Yes we eat them! It is an herb, which is also labeled as weeds.


Dandelions are beautiful, and vibrant yellow flowers. They remain very resilient despite the many ways we try to get rid of them.

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20 comments:

  1. I love the look of dandelions but had no idea of all the health benefits. Now I love them even more!

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  2. So colorful. I knew they were tasty, but I didn't know they were so healthy too. Cool!

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  3. You are kidding me! Are you sure we can try eating these? I always wondered what those leaves were. Thanks for bringing that out. Oh BTW- I remember the brick walls...;-)

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  4. We have put dandelion greens on our salads for years! I've also heard that a splendid wine can be made from the vibrant yellow petals - haven't tried that one yet.

    Happy SSS!

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  5. Love your dandelion mosaic. They do have a pretty color.

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  6. I think dandelions are lovely. Everyone would loe them if they were harder to find. :)

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  7. Oh darn! :-) I usually make a list of my next blog posts for the week. My next one was going to be about dandelion uses. I have to give it a few weeks before I do now.
    Lovely pics.:-)

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  8. Weeds or not, they are just pretty. I am sure if I had eaten them in restaurant served salads, but definitely, I have not included them in mine...

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  9. Yay! I love dandylions and never understand why they get such a bad rap...really they are such a gorgeous yellow color. LOVE your shadows!

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  10. beautiful photos of the dandelions

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  11. Icy, I've always eaten dandelion greens and wrote about them at Bukisa. They have more nutrients than spinach.

    I love your shadow pics. Dandelions make such a pretty picture and you are such an artist.

    Take care & God bless!

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  12. Nice crisp dandelion shadows and macros. The last image is simply spectacular!

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  13. I always love dandelion. they are the first flowers to bloom in spring and peppered my lawn with tiny hint of yellow shades. very pretty.

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  14. It's true they're a weed but they have beautiful vibrant flowers. Rabbits love to eat them. I used to give them to my pet rabbit as a treat and he would grab one end of the stalk and would not stop eating till he had reached the other end :)

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  15. Beautiful pictures! I love dandelions! I don't care if they're supposed to be weeds. They're always welcome in my yard, though the soil is even tough for them. I know about their many benefits. They deserve a better rep!

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  16. I didn't realize that dandelions were healthy. Dandelions grow in my yard too. I didn't realize that they were good for you. :)

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  17. I have always loved dandelions. I know they are considered weeds but I like the color they bring to any spot and I am aware of some of these health benefits. Yes, they are edible and though a bit tart to the taste they are very healthy.

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  18. gosh, the shadow of dandelions is just so captivating, awesome shots Icy

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  19. A lovely photo. I remember reading somewhere to leave some dandelions because the bees loved them too, and we all know how important bees are for pollinating all flowers. Not forgetting how my Dad when I was young used to make his Dandelion wine with them ;) Great post!

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  20. It has been awhile but I used to add dandelion leaves to salads but I have never made the wine.

    It is amazing how they can grow in the tiniest of cracks in the sidewalk. Love the way you captured the shadows.

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