When your chips are down …
“Courage is the bird that sings a song when the dawn is still dark, and keeps it light hearted.” – Natasha Musing
“Faith is the bird that feels the light and sings when the dawn is still dark.” – Rabindra Nath Tagore, a maestro par excellence and Nobel Laureate from 1913
Here’s my Instagram link to a beautiful post/poem on Dandelion.
I decided to share the post here as well, after all it was #worldpoetryday yesterday, 21 March 2022. ☺️
Borrowed from Anna Lindsay
Adapted from Paula Kok – De Boer
Hello, I’m a dandelion
A lot of people call me a weed but I am a friend and I’ve come to help you.
When you see me remember that I am the ONLY one who wants and can grow in that particular spot.
This is because:
Either the soil is too compact / hard / stomped and I want to loosen it for you with my roots.
Or there is too little calcium in the soil. Don’t worry – I will replenish that for you with the dying of my leaves.
Or the soil is too acidic. But I will also improve that for you if you give me the chance.
Or a mixture of all the above.
I’m here because your soil needs my help so best you let me grow without disturbing me! When everything is fixed, I will disappear again – I promise!
Are you trying to remove me prematurely with my root? However meticulous you are, I will return 2x as strong! Just until your soil is improved.
You can even tell by my growth at which stage my help is at. If my leaves are flat on the ground then I’m far from ready but if they all reach up then I’m already almost done.
I am one of the first bloomers in spring so I will announce spring / summer for you.
During the day when it’s hot, I open my flowers but in the evening when it cools off I close them again quickly. In fact, if it’s not hot enough during the day I won’t open them at all!
My flowers are the first food for insects after hibernation and unlike most other plants, I have pollen AND nectar, not merely one OR the other. And I am generous with them.
My flowers are even delicious for you people by the way, did you know? I used to be called Honey (or Gold) of the Poor because my flowers are so sweet. The internet is full of recipes – check them out.
But wait until the end of May or later before you start picking and even then – don’t pick everything. The biodiversity and bees will be very grateful!
And lastly, when you see me standing instead of yellow petals I have a dandelion clock of fluff. Blow hard and make a wish….. I’ll try to make your wish come true!
Your friend, the dandelion
Love, light and laughter ✨
Natasha Serenity Sinha
16 thoughts on “When your chips are down …”
Loved this! I lived on the west coast of Norway for a year. At some point I asked someone what are those giant yellow flowers in the fields/pastures? Dandelions!3 and 4 ft tall with flowers 4-6 in wide. Amazing!!
Wow, sounds magical, Barbra. 🙂
Thanks for coming by and sharing this incredible story. Bless xo
We are not seeing dandelions as yet, but crocus and daffodils are emerging. Nice video and interesting facts. Reminds me of trying to blow away all the little “parachutes” with one breath.
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Yes, Kenneth. I hope you got around to it?
Love light and kind regards ✨
I like dandelions! They are like little suns that we can touch without fear of burning.
My father made dandelion honey and leaf salad – I don’t really know which plants are good for this.
I wish you serene days, dear Natasha!
Love, Light, Laughter! <3
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Wow that salad sounds lip smacking delish.
Wish you had the recipe dearest.
I’ve added pictures of the new blooms.
So delightful and I’m trying to sketch them too.
Thank you for your peaceful, love filled messages my friend.
Happiness hugs always ✨
Diana just wondering do you remember the recipe?✨
Such beautiful writing.
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Thank you dear Patrick. Nice to see you. Been a while.☺️
Dandelions are great. They aren’t common where I live now, but my childhood was full of them…
I was bowled over to see them make a come back. Hadn’t seen them in years.
Have a good rest of the week Trent.
The birds find us when we need them.
So true dear Brian. ✨
I used to search for dandelions to blow on and watch all the white float away. A fond memory.
Have a fabulous day and week, sweet Natasha. ♥
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Thanks for the reminder sweetheart.
Will do so tomorrow
You have a blessed week too and enjoy the spring in the air. ✨❤️