Yesterday, Shrove Tuesday was marked with the annual pleasure of pancakes for pudding … I wonder how many you all managed to eat? Today, Ash Wednesday is the first day of Lent when we are all supposed to test our strengths. This year we do not need Ash Wednesday to test us all, we are constantly being reminded every day how very poorly this whole beautiful planet is from its finances to the constant threat of global warming both of which will affect us now and in the future.
I have been looking at all of the weeds that have been fighting their way for good positions in the garden borders and much to my surprise came across the first dandelion of the year … with a slightly opened bud. Dandelions are a member of the daisy family and its usual flowering period begins in April.
This particular flower has taken on a rather reddish hue … I know that I should really dig it up for composting but I may, out of curiosity leave it to see what the flowers look like when they open up.
Dandelion Taraxacum officinale