20th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Artistic
Dandelion Headdress

Most people don't pay attention to dandelions, and often take them for granted. There were some dandelions in my mother's backyard, but they took a backseat to more colorful plants such as the roses, birds of paradise, fuscia tree. While walking through the garden one afternoon, I began to pay close attention to the lifecycle stages of the dandelion plant. While studying the stages of this plant, I noticed one dandelion in the backyard that looked like a weed. Taking a closer look, I noticed that the dandelion was falling apart...and this one looked like a person wearing a Native American headdress based on how its colors and how it shed. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 06.2021
Date Uploaded: 11.2022
Photo Location: SAN FRANCISCO, California, United States of America
Camera: iPhone SE (2nd generation)
Copyright: © Donna Lau