Little Wild Things

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Dandelions are pretty flowers, aren’t they? No?

Homeowners don’t seem to think so. Yellow polka-dotted lawns are unsightly, someone somehow decided somewhere. So grass is cut and dandelions are weeded out. They don’t even have the chance to end up in a salad, they are just throw into giant Canadian Tire yard waste bags and hauled far far away from suburbia, like a troubled teen sent to rehab.

I like dandelions. I like wild flowers.

After a long winter and white snowy landscape, I’m even a fan of blackberry bushes and stinging nettles. Anything but ice and snow, really.

Spring took everyone by surprise. Suddenly, trees are green again, pollen coats driveways and wild flowers grow along sidewalks. I wanted to take a few pictures before the City of Ottawa sends landscapers and before homeowners fill the tank of their lawnmower…

I root for the underdog. And wild things.

You can see the complete set of Spring in Ottawa on Flickr.

Little Ant

Little Ant

Spring Flowers

Spring Flowers

Spring Flowers

Spring Flowers

Spring Flowers

Spring Flowers

Wood and Leaves

Wood and Leaves

Wild Flower

Wild Flower

Lost Feathers

Lost Feathers

Spring Flowers

Spring Flowers

The Farm

The Farm

Cut Flowers

Cut Flowers

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French woman in English Canada. World citizen, new mom, traveler, translator, writer and photographer. Looking for comrades to start a new revolution.

4 Comments

    • It is an issue here. Many many Canadians have allergies in the spring, especially because it’s so… sudden! You get tons of pollen for a couple of weeks.

  1. Would it be too naive of me to admit that i didn’t know the yellow flowers on my lawn were dandelions? I think they are pretty but i never knew how to reuse them except in flower pots.

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