The Beauty of … dandelions?

Is it that dandelions are having a good year? Or that our senses are heightened? Whatever the reason, I cannot help but show photographs of them here, since they certainly gave pleasure. These were all taken in the orchard garden in the park.

And as you can see, the Malus (Red Sentinel) crab apple trees are just a few days away from blossom and the broad beans in the raised beds are now flowering nicely. Time for some watering!

I also recollect that when found in great abundance, even the most cherished of flowers can be regarded as weeds. Thus if you ever go to Reykjavik in Iceland, there you will find that Lupins occupy the slot that we regard dandelions as having here in England. Does anyone have any other tales of otherwise loved flowers that are not appreciated in some countries?

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