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Debbie's picture

Beautiful!!

Beautiful!!

Debbie

Thanks, Christian,

That's lovely.
How's your little daughter doing?
Best wishes to you all!

When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe.
~ John Muir

brought this somg to mind:

Thanks !!!

Thanks !!!

Love it

Love the dude singing too! Total improv with the words. Rock on bro.

Last fall I had a large plastic pot on the balcony that filled

with rainwater, the result of a failed attempt to get a raspberry cutting to sprout. I couldn't really dump it off the balcony as I live in an upstairs apartment and it would have hit my downstairs neighbor's patio with muddy water. So I just brought it in figuring that is a week or so the brimming water would be lower and I could do something with it.

As the water receded a green sprout came up and then another one. I let them grow because I was curious as to what they were. By this time it was below freezing outside.

In a week or so the leaves had sufficiently developed so I could see that what I had were the jagged leaves of two dandelion plants.

Amused that two dandelions had decided to grow in my living room while everything was cold and frozen outside I kept them in the sun.

Low and behold, on one of the coldest days of the Wisconsin winter, shortly after the start of the year, when the temperatures outside began a record period of being below zero - I had a bright yellow dandelion flower growing in my living room, near the window, against winters bleakness.

One of the most annoying plants of spring, that almost seems to have the zombie quality of springing back up and repopulating the lawn hours after you mow them down, that wonderful little yellow flower was a very welcome distraction in my living room.

And it was a little reminder that no matter how bleak things may be outside, spring will come. And some anxious dandelions are only too happy to get a head start.

Michael Nystrom's picture

Wonderful story. Thank you.

I can picture it.

We're trained unconsciously, practically from birth, to think of dandelions as "weeds," but it is just an arbitrary distinction. As you noticed, they are quite pretty.

Did you also know that you can eat it? Dandelion greens are very good for you! (And quite expensive at Whole Foods, when you can find them!) The bitterness means that it is good for your liver.

Nutritionally, dandelion greens and roots are chock full of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. They are one of the most nutritionally dense greens you can eat. Along with the punch of nutrition, they have many medicinal qualities as well. They are potassium-rich and have a strong diuretic quality, as well as efficacy as a blood detoxifier and good for the liver. They have long been used to treat digestive disorders and to treat arthritis and eczema.

http://www.care2.com/greenliving/eating-dandelions.html

The most important thing we can do for liberty is question where these hidden assumptions come from. Bring them out into the light. Look at them and decide consciously

How did this demonization of this lovely plant come about? My suspicion is that it was a large fertilizer & seed corporation that wants you to have a pristine, manicured, uniform lawn, just like the Joneses next door.

What would they think if they saw you eating a dandelion!?

To be mean is never excusable, but there is some merit in knowing that one is; the most irreparable of vices is to do evil out of stupidity. - C.B.

I had read somewhere that actually all parts of a dandelion are

edible and I found some five recipes that appealed to me.

Though I only got the one flower I had (still have) lots and lots of leaves.

Many recipes say that larger dandelion leaves tend to be very bitter and that they should be boiled or at least blanched. Or one should just stick with the smaller leaves.

I haven't tried that yet.

Im sure I get laughed at...

But each spring when the dandelions first pop up in the city park next to my apartment unit; I run out there and harvest the flowers (great sautéed in coconut oil) and leaves.

The fertilizer and weed killer gets applied pretty quickly so its just that first batch I 'harvest'.

that looks a bit like a crocus flower in the image on the main post. They pop out of the ground in the country here in ND before all the snow melts, a definite sign of spring.

Dandelions are the most welcome flower for beekeepers

Without the dandelion for for honeybees to build up strength in the spring, we wouldn't get very much honey. I think they really decorate a lawn, green alone means lots of poison applied.

I used to go out and dig up the roots, and roast them. They make about the best coffee ever, and it is loaded with all kinds of nutrients.

Gold standard: because man can not be trusted to control his greed

Eating dandelions

You would love to see how children (and parents) enjoy eating dandelions (and dead nettle) which come in the spring as a natural detox for the body!

That is what we are doing this week in the morning and we added this year tree buds (superfood) :-) However for some nwo people this may translate in 'you do not have what to eat?' - sad sad sad

http://relate4ever.com/?s=dandelion

I had more videos but can't find them!

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Can someone please translate

Can someone please translate the title for me?

Michael Nystrom's picture

"Spring is here!"

There's your translation.

To be mean is never excusable, but there is some merit in knowing that one is; the most irreparable of vices is to do evil out of stupidity. - C.B.

Thank you! :)

Thank you! :)

Man that is awesome

When I saw the utube cover image I thought it must have been fake. So impossibly perfect. Thanks for sharing :)

Freedom is a byproduct of acceptance - judge not.

Thanks to *our* favorite DPer from . . .

Romania. We just watched your video, and your country is beautiful.

We WILL visit Romania someday!

it's hard to be awake; it's easier to dream--

jrd3820's picture

That is so pretty

What a serene video. I also love to walk around in the woods singing and looking at flowers.

I would love to visit Romania someday.

Thanks for sharing.

I can't wait

Wish we had some of that...
Thanks for sharing

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The World is my country, all mankind is my brethren, to do good is my religion.

Michael Nystrom's picture

You live in a very, very beautiful place

Thank you for sharing it with us.

The crocuses are not up yet here, but shortly! At least it is over freezing today, but we're expecting snow again next week!

It is a lovely video.

To be mean is never excusable, but there is some merit in knowing that one is; the most irreparable of vices is to do evil out of stupidity. - C.B.

Southern Hemisphere Relocation

Even if we still are able to capture the beauty of the creation in this place, we will continue to move South, because of the increase in pollution!

Hope we will be able to discover together more of the lovely nature and places. Have you heard this recording yet? http://relate4ever.com/meeting-someone-special/

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sounds like you are in a

sounds like you are in a pretty good mood in the video.
we're eagerly awaiting spring here in the states.

Southern Agrarian

thanks paduraru, will watch

thanks paduraru, will watch when I get home.

Southern Agrarian