I Spy: Clocks

dandelion clocks

I saw a neighbor’s lawn that was covered with dandelion seed thingies.

Confession time…  I don’t know the names for anything and always look them up.  These thingies are called blowballs or clocks.  So there you go.  This neighbor is either very sad to have a lawn like this or very happy if he likes to make wishes or likes dandelions in his salad.


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  1. Never heard them called clocks…they are everywhere in the fields near where I live and hence they “blow” over into my yard faster than I can get them out. Funny thing is that where I used to live many people used to walk up and down the block collecting them for tea and salad

  2. Heee hee. We live in a condo… so we don’t take care of a lawn. So my son and I LOOOVE seeing these things. :) I know they’re a pain for everyone else, but we just like blowing them. :) So fun!
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