Damp Dandelion Clocks

This week’s Lens-Artists Photo Challenge is ‘All wet’.

There are many dandelion clocks (seed heads) in my garden. Some people don’t like dandelions and treat them as weeds, trying to wipe them out from their neat lawns. Not me. Apart from the fact that I like how they look, they are good food for bees when many other flowers are not yet blooming. And when they go to seed, you get to enjoy their fairy-tale fluffy seeds floating about, and if you’re lucky on a damp morning you may get to capture some droplets of water balanced on their fine fluff.

I went out to see what I could find in the garden this morning…

I love this photo in many ways… it’s just eye-catching and dramatic, but also on the top right there is the tiniest droplet that I didn’t even see when I was taking the picture ๐Ÿ™‚
[Click on any of the photos to see them bigger]

This one looked a bit of a mess from a distance, but on closer inspection it has its own beauty:

This one has a lovely sparkle about it:

This one’s quite subtle – there is a droplet right at the bottom:

It wasn’t just the dandelion seed heads catching my eye. The grass was looking pretty too:

There is a dandelion seed in this one too ๐Ÿ™‚

And if none of that is wet enough for you… how about this cute little frog in my pond?

I took a little video of Mr Froggie chilling there too, enjoying the sound of the fountain trickling and the birds singing:

If you really enjoy droplets on dandelions, here are a few older shots from 2015 when I went out on a very still morning, after some mist. Don’t think I’ve ever seen so many droplets!

By Suzy Shipman

I like to take photos and write words ...


  1. I love dandelions when they’re not in my yard taking up more and more of the grass space. Of course now that we’re in Arizona, grass isn’t an issue. ๐Ÿ™‚ Dandelions may not be either. Lovely shots.


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