Dandelions : Return of Summer

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Celebrating the return of Summer with Dandelion ~MorningWalk
During one of my  morning walks,  I spotted this beauty amongst other weeds and bed of flowers.It stands out,not because of its size but because of its  uniqueness & symbolism.Dandelion is a symbol of the return of Summer for me. Even they are flowering from February through to November – It means they welcome in the colder, grimmer months.

We are having a  beautiful summer now in Germany.  Summer along the banks of Donau & green woods is a pure bliss.Not like in Kuwait that we spent most of the time indoors because its soaring 50 degrees hot outside.Here, we love to connect with nature,the sun & its power.The moment you step into the woods, you feel its power.

Indeed Summer has return, now in a new beginnings.Just like the Dandelions who is resilient to hardships and struggles, I also embrace the changes in my life and not giving up, just moving forward.

The clock has ticked and It’s still season for Dandelions.

What is the season in your life right now? Is it also symbolizing Dandelions?

I read some interesting facts about this flower & I wanna share with you. I personally can relate to its symbolism.The dandelion is the only flower that represents the 3 celestial bodies of the sun, moon and stars. The yellow flower resembles the sun, the puff ball resembles the moon and the dispersing seeds resemble the stars.I had walks around 7pm and I found out that their heads are closed & bowed down, now I knew why.

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Summer Bliss with Dandelions
  • The dandelion flower opens to greet the morning and closes in the evening to go to sleep.
  • Every part of the dandelion is useful: root, leaves, flower. It can be used for food, medicine and dye for coloring.
  • Up until the 1800s people would pull grass out of their lawns to make room for dandelions and other useful “weeds” like chickweed, malva, and chamomile.
  • The average American recognizes thousands of logos for commercial products, yet recognizes fewer than five plants that grow in his/her area. Dandelions are most likely one of those familiar plants.
  • The name dandelion is taken from the French word “dent de lion” French word “dent de lion” meaning lion’s tooth, referring to the coarsely-toothed leaves.
  • Dandelions have one of the longest flowering seasons of any plant.
  • Seeds are often carried as many as 5 miles from their origin!

 

Have you heard that it is also a superfood?So next time you see it, repel the urge to weed it out, and why not try the amazing recipes you can make out of it?

 

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5 thoughts on “Dandelions : Return of Summer

  1. Dandelions are beautiful. When I was a kid, we did not only blow the balls away, we also made golden chains from the aromatic flowers (mothers were not happy, because of the heaps of laundry).
    The younger leaves are eadible as a salad, and the also eadible small yellow petals make a wonderfull golden colour – it is worth a try. From my grandmother I learned to put the buds with salty vinegar-water into a jar to eat them a few days later as “false capers”.

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  2. Even though so many people consider them to be weeds, I love dandelions.
    I think it’s because they remind me so much of my childhood and using them to make wishes. It’s impossible not to connect positive thoughts and feelings to the balls of fluffy seeds 🙂

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