Way..... Out there !

Way..... Out there !
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Sunday, May 11, 2008

Rainy Day Flower

With the rain pouring down again this Sunday night, it seemed like a good time to present something cheery and summery. So here's another flower closeup from Ed Rothe, this time a dandelion... a fabulous flower we too often take for granted and even grump at when they pop up in our sacred carpets of zoysia.  But not only are dandelions beautiful, but their leaves are edible in salads and the roots can be used as a coffee substitute. Click on the title at the top of this post for a most informative Wikipedia article on these wonderful lawn ornaments.

Enjoy the rain* – and the flower – while you can. It sure beats the dry times such as we had last August!

John L.

* Holy submarines, Boatman!  As of last week we had a little more than 8 inches of rain according to our backyard rain gauge.  This morning (Monday, 12 May) the gauge showed  another 4 inches.  That's one whole FOOT of rain this month: 12 full inches !  And it's still raining at 9:35 a.m.

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