Floodlit magic

DAY 70 (14 JUNE) – Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale) (Farnham, England)

Couldn’t resist this dandelion parachute ball caught in the sun’s rays this evening. It was like a floodlit arena at dusk in the shadowy grasses. They’re so much more beautiful than the flowers that precede them.

Once the ball has become a perfect sphere, the mature seeds attach to white fluffy ‘parachutes’ (as here) which easily detach and glide away in the wind. Caught it just in time…

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