I love the cheerful “lioness” of dandelions. I know a lot of people hate the pesky flowers that voluntarily sprout in their lawns, but I grew up in the country where we did not need to pull them up; that means I like popping off their heads and blowing the wispy seedpods to spread their seeds.
My Grandma Winnie didn’t care about the grass in her lawn, so it was full of violets and dandelions, but she loved her flowers—the phlox, columbine, lilies, and yucca. The purple and white violets mixed with the round dots of dandelions bring me joy when I saw them, and they remind me of grandma.
I saw a few violets in our yard, and there’s a few dandelions too, so they bring back memories and make me very happy. A few houses down from ours, there is another yard that is full of these blossoms! When I saw all those dandelions and violets as I ran past, I just started laughing and enjoyed the color.