The Birth of a Name or why I named my blog after a weed….

Curious about where Dandelion Fuzz came from?

Here is the original text to a follow up post I wrote about naming my blog-

Dandelion Fuzz

This post was originally Assignment 2 of Blogging 101, which was to choose a title and tagline. As I’m writing a post as part of the Weekly Photo Challenge: Symbol, I wanted to link this post since it explains the origin of my blog name. I’ve tweaked it a little but it’s pretty much still in its original form.  -Kat 7/12/15

My previous title was my name and my tagline was an Agatha Christie quote- “Very few of us are what we seem.” . While I went ahead and changed the title, I struggled with a tagline. I chose Dandelion Fuzz because I’ve always loved dandelions.

I never really gave much thought to what they symbolize until recently. I started researching dandelions to find out that in addition to being a source of food and medicine, they were also known for their magic and superstitious symbols.

Dandelions appear to be so…

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Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: It’s All About Nature

“Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you.”

– Frank Lloyd Wright

 

This post is in response to Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: It’s All About Nature. prompt.

Thank you for stopping by!

-Kat

Cee’s Compose Yourself Photo Challenge: #15 Cropping Tips

I’m a big fan of cropping and I try to seize every opportunity I can to do this. I tried to find a variety of photos to crop and here they are!

These photographs are my contributions to Cee’s Compose Yourself Photo Challenge: #15 Cropping Tips. 

In my first picture, cropping all the bystanders out makes a big difference.

Darth Vader and Storm Trooper before

Here is a picture I took when we were in Disney World. 

Darth Vader and Storm Trooper

And here they are close up.

In my second picture, I wanted the dandelion and its shadow to be the focus by cropping out some of the other stuff.

dandelion shadow before

Before cropping.

dandelion shadow

After cropping, I think that the shadow plays more of a part in the whole picture.

In the next picture, I liked the reflection in the puddle but felt that it was easy to over look.

puddle before

Before cropping

puddle

And after. I probably could have cropped even more. 

And finally, another dandelion picture. I liked how the flower with fuzz is bent over the flower and I wanted them to be more prominent than the grass surrounding them.

fuzz and flower before

Before cropping

fuzz and flower

And after!

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Yellow Flower, You Say??

A dandelion is a flower, right?

I SAID, RIGHT?!?!?!

(just kidding!)

I mean, seriously, I just had to share some of my favorite dandelion photos and what better opportunity than Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Yellow or Orange Flowers.

orange yellow

And then these cuties, too!

Have a great day!

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