Last month while at a restaurant in Brooklyn, I saw that they were offering a Dandelion Salad as an appetizer. After spending countless hours photographing them, I could not pass up the opportunity to experience the plant in another way beyond sight.
I wonder why we spend so much energy trying to eradicate them when right out on our lawns is a nutritious salad just waiting to be harvested? And what about the medicinal uses, not to mention the ever so important relationship it has with the bees?
For me, my obsession with the dandelion lies after the flower blooms and turns into that white fluffy ball, so fragile, just waiting for a subtle breeze to release the seed-bearing parachutes. ….and so many wishes.