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Life Cycle of the Dandelion

My wife and I celebrated our 55th wedding anniversary all by ourselves. Covid was the culprit that forced us not to invite anybody for this festive occasion. So we took a walk at our local golf course with no particular plan for taking pictures. I was surprised to see the dandelion flower at all three stages: budding, flowering and ready to cast its seeds into the air. I know dandelions are not very popular with many people as they consider them weeds and judge them to be ugly in their yards when they go into seeds. Nevertheless, I found them fascinating and here they are. Enjoy.

32 comments

  1. Steve Schwartzman · 28 Days Ago

    Happy 55th! That’s a long time. With the world opening back up, maybe you’ll hold a delayed celebration that’s more formal.

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  2. susurrus · 28 Days Ago

    Happy anniversary! Yours is a great love story.

    I’m interested in dandelions too. I had noticed the variation in them but was surprised to learn we have 250 kinds in the UK.

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  3. Edda · 28 Days Ago

    Peter und Biene,wir gratulieren Euch von ganzem Herzen zum 55.Hochzeitstag!💓
    Sicher hättet Ihr gerne mit Gästen gefeiert,zumindest mit Euren Kindern und deren Familien.In Gedanken werden sie alle bei Euch gewesen sein.Ihr habt so tolle Söhne,Schwiegertöchter und Enkel.Das ist der grösste Reichtum,den man sich wünschen kann.. Und alle denken mit Liebe an Euch!….Auch wir!
    Seid in Gedanken ganz fest umarmt von uns beiden!
    Herzliche Grüße!!!
    Edda und Dieter

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    • Peter Klopp · 28 Days Ago

      Ihr Lieben, vielen Dank! Morgen geht es wieder mal zum Zahnarzt. Dann gehe ich auf euren lieben Kommentar per email ein. Alles Gute und Liebe von Peter und Biene!

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  4. Amy · 28 Days Ago

    Happy anniversary!

    I recall blowing dandelion seeds as a child and getting disapproving looks from the neighbors who didn’t want them to sprout on their lawns. (But everyone had them anyway.)

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    • Peter Klopp · 28 Days Ago

      I use to blow the dandelion seeds too when I was a child. People did not complain. They had greater problems to tackle after the war.

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      • Amy · 27 Days Ago

        Yes, I would imagine so. Living in post-war suburbia in the US was a much simpler time and place.

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  5. Stella, oh, Stella · 28 Days Ago

    Congratulations with your 55th wedding anniversary, Peter and Biene! And many happy returns!

    We love the colour of dandelions in the green meadows, it is such a warm shade of yellow. I don’t mind them in the grass, I just don’t want them in the flower beds. I use the flowers as spice for food, by the way.
    In Denmark people are theoretically obliged to remove them from their gardens, as well as thistles, but in our village nobody seems to give a hoot, so why should we? 😉

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    • Peter Klopp · 28 Days Ago

      And what people don’t realize when they complain about the dandelions is that they disappear almost completely in the summer. Thanks for the good wishes, Birgit! Much appreciated.

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      • Stella, oh, Stella · 28 Days Ago

        That’s true, and they don’t destroy the grass underneath their leaves like thistles do. I dug all the thistles out, because they leave big holes in the grass.

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  6. GP · 28 Days Ago

    Happy, Happy Anniversary!! I hope you two make up for it when this pandemic finally decides to leave us alone!!

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  7. Pure Glory · 28 Days Ago

    Happy 55th Wedding Anniversary Peter and Biene! Enjoyed your dandelions, they are so colorful and festive! Enjoy your special day and plan a group celebration for later! You definitely have cause for celebration today! 😊

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  8. Robert Parker · 28 Days Ago

    I’m sorry the epidemic prevented a gathering, but congratulations on your 55th anniversary! That’s a wonderful thing to celebrate.
    I love your photo of the dandelion, like a rising sun, with a little beetle exploring it, that’s a fun and excellent shot.

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    • Peter Klopp · 28 Days Ago

      It looks like the Covid situation is improving in BC and we can visit again in the near future.

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  9. crowcanyonjournal · 28 Days Ago

    Congrats, Peter! You and your wife are three years ahead of us. We celebrated our 52nd a couple of months ago.

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  10. Steve Gingold · 28 Days Ago

    Happy 55th! Hope one day we will be able to celebrate that many years…we got a late start…just celebrated number 37. 🙂 Nice homage to the underappreciated dandelion.

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  11. Svet Pavlovsky · 28 Days Ago

    Happy anniversary! That is impressive!

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  12. shoreacres · 28 Days Ago

    Happy Anniversary to you and Biene, Peter! Whether it’s a day with dandelions or 55 years of life, you seem to know how to make the most of them. Here’s to many more years of happiness!

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  13. arv! · 28 Days Ago

    Happy Anniversary.
    I have seen these dandelions only in high altitude Himalayas in India. They are pretty. For most people in India, this would be an exotic flower since it is not seen in other parts of India.

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  14. floresphotographic · 28 Days Ago

    Congratulations on your 55th wedding anniversary. Hopefully it won’t be long before you can celebrate with your family and friends.

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  15. Labby · 28 Days Ago

    Wunderschön lieber Peter. LG Wolfgang

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  16. kopfundgestalt · 27 Days Ago

    Das habichtskraut sieht einfach klasse aus, noch dazu mit dem beetle.
    Nachträglich alles Gute zum 55ten!
    Das ist ein ordentlicher Meilenstein. 😀
    Dass ihr niemand einladen konntet, finde ich schade.
    Wir hatten gestern die Nichte meiner Frau mit ihrem Kind zu Gast, alle ja geimpft oder getestet, so war das sicher.
    Eine große Freude für Andrea, ihre Tante wiedersehen zu können. Meine Frau hat große Bedeutung für sie.

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  17. rabirius · 26 Days Ago

    Excellent pictures.
    Especially the picture with half a flower and the beetle.

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  18. Ankur Mithal · 11 Days Ago

    Heartiest congratulations to you and Biene! And thank you for making your readers a part of your journey/ history through this blog.

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