Its Monday again and for my little bit of inspiration for you I thought I'd share some of my favouite flowers -
I love these flowers as I love how hardy they are, they grow everywhere and they always look so bright and cheerful. But my most favourite part ever is when they turn into seed heads and the wind catches them, they float through the sky as if they are fairys floating on the wind. So silent and light, and just so dainty.
Dandelions/Taraxacum ( //) is a large genus of flowering plants in the family Asteraceae. They are native to Eurasia and North America, and two species, T. officinale and T. erythrospermum, are found as weeds worldwide. Both species are edible in their entirety. The common name dandelion (// DAN-di-ly-ən, from French dent-de-lion, meaning lion's tooth) is given to members of the genus, and like other members of the Asteraceae family, they have very small flowers collected together into a composite flower head. Each single flower in a head is called a floret. Many Taraxacum species produce seeds asexually by apomixis, where the seeds are produced without pollination, resulting in offspring that are genetically identical to the parent plant.
It gives one a sudden start in going down a barren, stony street, to see upon a narrow strip of grass, just within the iron fence, the radiant dandelion, shining in the grass, like a spark dropped from the sun.
Henry Ward Beecher
Spotting a dandelion in the grass always meant to me as a child, that summer had arrived! And they make great little bouquets to take into Mom. At least she displayed them happily on the kitchen table in a little tea cup full of water!
You cannot forget if you would those golden kisses all over the cheeks of the meadow, queerly called dandelions.
Henry Ward Beecher
I hope this has inspired you a little.
Love Clairebears x