Phoneography Challenge – Nature

plants, weeds

It may be a weed, but it is beautiful in its own way. A weed is a plant in the wrong place, apparently.  I think it is a great plant to have in nature! The Dandelion is often called “Father Christmas” and chidren love to blow away the ‘hairy beards’ and make wishes.

Miscellaneous facts from Wiki: Dandelions are found on all continents and have been gathered for food since prehistory, but the varieties cultivated for consumption are mainly native to Eurasia. A perennial plant, its leaves will grow back if the taproot is left intact. To make leaves more palatable, they are often blanched to remove bitterness.[17] Dandelion leaves and buds have been a part of traditional Sephardic, Chinese, and Korean cuisine. In Crete, Greece, the leaves of a variety called Mari (Μαρί), Mariaki (Μαριάκι) or Koproradiko (Κοπροράδικο) are eaten by locals, either raw or boiled, in salads.”

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Moreton Bay Chestnut – Australian native tree.

That was my contribution for this week’s phoneography challenge. Find out more at http://lensandpensbysally.wordpress.com

Phoneography Badge, 2013

Here is the schedule and themes:

1st Monday: Nature

2nd Monday: Macro

3rd Monday: Black-and-White

4th and 5th Mondays: Challenger’s Choice (Pick One: Abstraction, Architecture, Food Photography, Night Photography, Portraiture, Still Life, Street Photography, and Travel

Please join the fun and use the Phone as Your Lens.

Something for smart phone users to ponder and post about.

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About Forestwoodfolkart

Scandinavian culture, literature and traditions are close to my heart, even though I am Australian. I have Scandinavian, Frisian and Prussian/Silesian ancestry and for that reason, I feel a connection with that part of the world. I am an avid Nordic Crime fiction reader, and enjoy photography, writing and a variety of cooking and crafts, and traditional decorative art forms. Politically aware and egalitarian by nature, I have a strong environmental bent.
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13 Responses to Phoneography Challenge – Nature

  1. The “spent” dandelion is lovely. Happy Phoneography Monday.

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  3. Beautiful, beautiful capture of that Dandelion.

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  5. scrapydo says:

    The dandelion is perfect!

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  6. I agree with the beauty of the dandelion shot, but the other is lovely as well. Dandelions are a perfect example of whether or not something is a weed. In a lawn, it’s a weed but in the wild, it’s just another beautiful plant. I wouldn’t even mind dandelions in the yard if they didn’t push out so much of the grass with their leaves.

    janet

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    • The odd dandelion is not a problem for the lawn, as they can fix nitrogen into the soil, but many of them is another matter. Then the grass will struggle. Thanks for that comment and visiting me here.

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  7. lauramccain says:

    I like the dandelion!

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