Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Lion's Tooth, Irish Daisy, Priest's Crown, Peasant's Clock, Yellow Gowan,

 I used my macro lens, but I couldn't look through the viewfinder, so I just pointed and shot.
Did you know that the dandelion was first brought to North America from Europe because of its beautiful flower? And up to 1957, more than 100,000 pounds of dandelion roots were imported annually to the US for pharmaceutical use. In the spring, the dandelion contains mannitol, which is/was used as a base for pills, a treatment for hypertension and coronary insufficiency, as well as in manufacturing radio condensers and percussion caps.  And people think they are weeds we should get rid of!
(Source- Creation Moments, Letting God Create Your Day, Volume 1)

Have fun enjoying dandelions!

"In the beginning God created..."
Genesis 1:1

1 comment:

One of the Wassenbergs said...

How gorgeous! Great pics!!
Kimber :)