Dandelions Everywhere

Dandelion Field - Galhampton, Somerset, UK. ID 825_9019

Dandelion Field – Galhampton, Somerset, UK. ID 825_9019

Yellow dandelions are appearing all over Somerset.

Dandelions

Dandelions close their flowers in the cold and dark.  Despite there being millions of flowers the weather has been so bad that catching them open has been difficult.

Dandelion Field - Dulcote, Somerset, UK. ID 825_9392

Dandelion Field – Dulcote, Somerset, UK. ID 825_9392

On occasion, the sun has appeared the sky is blue and the view over to Somerset villages across the fields has been fabulous.

Dandelion Field - Yarley, Somerset, UK. ID 825_8942

Dandelion Field – Yarley, Somerset, UK. ID 825_8942

More dandelions than you can count.

Dandelion Field - Yarley, Somerset, UK. ID 825_8962

Dandelion Field – Yarley, Somerset, UK. ID 825_8962

When I talk to others about these flowers the most common response is why the fields have not been sprayed.  But, I love them.

Dandelion Field - Shepton Mallet, Somerset, UK. ID 825_9051

Dandelion Field – Shepton Mallet, Somerset, UK. ID 825_9051

I do appreciate they can be pest taking over the landscape. But a single flower can be beautiful.

Dandelion Field - Shepton Mallet, Somerset, UK. ID 825_9109

Dandelion Field – Shepton Mallet, Somerset, UK. ID 825_9109

And finally…

When you look close they are a maze of details just as this tiny aphid that I only noticed back home on the computer.

Dandelion - Shepton Mallet, Somerset, UK. ID 825_9109

Dandelion – Shepton Mallet, Somerset, UK. ID 825_9109

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