Daily Draw September 28th, 2012
I couldn’t resist picking a card just because it’s my favourite. This is from the Art of Instruction Postcards.
DANDELION ca. 1950s-1960s
Art by Jung-Koch-Quentell
I have some plants that look like dandelions growing in my grass now in late September. They aren’t coltsfoot because they bloom in early Spring, so I looked it up online. They are Fall Dandelions, Leontodon autumnalis, and different from the Common Dandelion, Taraxacum officinale. I never noticed before, talk about a lack of awareness. They do look a bit different, smaller, with tighter buds.
I went stomping out with hiking boots, pink flannelette nightie and leopard print scarf to grab a picture. Yes, everybody’s favourite neighbour, the woman who never comes out of the house except at dawn, flapping about in strange nightwear with alarming pink circular designs.
I also seem to have trouble with my depth of field and focus, probably because I can’t kneel down with my wonky knees and back. The flowers weren’t open yet, I probably scared them off with my scarf.
Look at that dew!
And one last red clover in the lawn. It must be a sign since I am trying to order some red clover tea.
So there you go: one postcard leads me to look something up that I noticed this week, and now I know that we get two kinds of dandelions. Why did it take me 25 years to notice this??
Bloody humans, lurching about not noticing what is under their feet!!!