Saturday, March 18, 2017

Make a Wish....

Ever wonder how making a wish before blowing on a dandelion came to be?

Young girls commonly used dandelions in the 1800s for romantic and oracular purposes. It was believed that if you blew on a dandelion and all the seeds flew away, your loved one returned the feelings; if any seeds remained, they might have reservations or no feelings at all. Children would blow on these flowers while thinking hard about the objects of their affection. Eventually this tradition spread to encompass all wishing, romantic or otherwise. (from the article, "How we came to make wishes on these 11 things")

Join us as a group of us (yes-there are many of us!) from around the world post our shadow shots over at Shadow Shot Sunday 2. Entertain your muse and be amused by stopping by to see what others have posted!


Gemma Wiseman said...

Love how plants like this manage to survive in the most difficult places. Delightful photo.

carol l mckenna said...

Lovely photo so creative and lovely post too ~ thanks,

Wishing you a great week ahead ~ ^_^

namaki said...

Such a discreet shadow !

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

I'll think of your story whenever I blow on a fluffy dandelion. (Yes, I still do that occasionally!)

colleen said...

The candle and cake of the plant world!


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