01 November 2011

Allergies Photo Addendum -- Dandelion

Yep, some people are allergic to dandelions. Normally they have to touch or eat them. When I was young, my mother occasionally added dandelion leaves to salads. She would try tea with dandelions, too, but we never had dandelion wine.

When I saw Rachel’s photo of a dandelion seed head, I thought that little light circle near the seed head was a seed in flight. Then, in a flash of brilliance (...duh...), it hit me that the seeds don’t look like that. Rachel said it’s a “bokeh,” in essence, a blur in an out-of-focus area of the photo. Cool photo, no?

Dandelion seed head, courtesy of Rachel, www.rachelphilipson.com.

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