Thursday, May 5, 2011

Circle of life

A few years back (yikes, time flies), I offered Chi a dandelion.  I insisted that she blow the delicate puff and make a wish on the winds as each feathery stem drifted away.  She said with such perfunctory absolution that to blow it would merely be "spreading seeds."  I think my mommy heart broke.  What happened to childhood wonderment? To belief in magic? There's no mystique to spreading seeds
dandy
But judging from the fields of dandelions that Ya and I see all over the grassy fields during our nature walks, someone has been wishing quite a bit...
bee
I wonder if it was this little bug who made the wish - - who dreamed of fields filled with dandelion flowers ready and waiting for his pollinating power?
blow
Well, little man hasn't studied science yet.  He has no idea that these puffs of magic are seeds waiting to take flight, root, and grow.  And so, he huffs and puffs.  He closes his eyes for a wish, and opens them just in time to see the wafting white feather dancers drift away.

12 comments:

Serline said...

We mothers can be such torn and tormented souls... one moment we want to cuddle our little ones forever, and the next we cannot wait for them to grow up! May all the wishes be granted, whether the little bug's or your little man's ;-)

Dina @ 4 Lettre Words said...

These are stunning captures, Rachelle! All I can say is WOW.

Have a fantastic weekend!

Jane said...

That first shot is absolutely fabulous!

Kristy said...

So pretty and colorful!

Jaymi said...

great pics, I really love that first dandelion shot!

snapshots2011 said...

The focus on the first two pictures is incredible! And the last one is just too precious!

Linda Makiej said...

Wonderful shots!!
Have a great weekend!
Glad I found you to follow!! :)

Falafel and the Bee said...

I'm stopping by from Macro Friday...and WOW. That first image is stunning and full of magic. I love your story too. Every Mother's Day my girls and I build a house for the fairies, but to be truthful, I think I am the only one who believes!
Fantastic Blog!
~Michelle
www.falafelandthebee.com

Jennifer said...

These are gorgeous! Great shots.

Thanks for participating in fabulous Friday!

Susan said...

Oh my...this is simply STUNNING!!

What lens did you use?

Happy Mother's Day♥

Bella Skye said...

Beautiful shots!

greenapplesgarden.com said...

Beautiful images all.