Monique and I have gone with simplicity this week.
My photo is of leaves from a yucca plant in our backyard. We planted half a dozen of these about ten years ago. At the time, they were about knee-high but, unlike most plants in our garden, they have thrived and now reach the roof of our house.
I like the green against the blue, and highlights of the leaves behind. For me, it’s vivid and striking in its simplicity.
Monique’s photo portrays simplicity, too, but in a soft, contemplative way. She spotted some dandelion flowers while walking her ageing dog the other day, and was again reminded of how fragile time and life is.
Monique used to call them ‘fairy clocks’ and believed that if she blew all the seed heads away, her wish would come true. I remember doing the same—who knows how many children’s wishes have floated away on the delicate seeds of these weeds?
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I love the simplicity of these photos The blue background behind the yucca plant really brings out the greens. The dandelion is much prettier in this state than when it’s in full bloom.
I too blew on the dandelion flowers and made a wish.
Less is more sometimes, isn’t it? I love the vibrancy of the blue and green: It looks so ‘alive’. The dandelion looks so gentle and thoughtful, and the reflection just makes it even more so. Thanks again for visiting, Penny. xx
It’s no longer mid-week, but I’m still enjoying the moment 🙂 Beautiful photos – I really love the blue and green of your yucca leaves, reminds me of our old home by the beach. And I blew on many a dandelion clock, as does my daughter. Hope you have a lovely weekend x
Thanks, Helen! I’m glad my photo reminded you of your time in Oz, and yes, dandelion seeds never fail to take us back to childhood, do they? I still have to blow them and make a wish!
Me too! Or just to tell the time 😉
Who needs a watch? Let’s all live by dandelion time! 🙂
Wouldn’t that be lovely 🙂