Blowing Dandelions {Children’s Photographer Inner West}

One of the joys of raising children is that they find wonder in the most unexpected places and things.  I love to photograph these moments. My kids are currently obsessed with dandelions and blowing those tiny seeds as far as they will go.  On our walk home from dropping his sister last week, my son spotted an incredible field of the little puff ball flowers.  This wasn’t a gorgeous field of wildflowers or a park.  This field was a patchy triangle of grass next to a very busy intersection – but safe enough to warrant an exploration.  With the noisy traffic whizzing by, we pulled the pram over and he lept out to pick dandelions.  I just happened to have my camera with me so while he was busy picking and blowing, I was busy snapping.  I don’t think we left any flowers unblown.  It was fun, spontaneous and beautiful really.   What are weeds to some were definitely treasures to my son.  We even took a dandelion home to see if we could grow them in our flower boxes.  I’ll keep you posted on that one!  All in all a worthy 20 minute detour on our trek home.  Below are a few images of our fun stop.

This post is part of my “4 on 4” series with a very talented group of photographers from around the world.  Please be sure to follow along and see what Shauna has been up to this month.Little boy in Pyrmont Child Photographer20150902-DSC_1139-120150902-DSC_1148-120150902-DSC_1155-1

  • Denise

    Aw, I love how these images show his joy at finding these dandelions. I love the detail in the last image. I even enjoy blowing dandelions – there’s just something about it! :)ReplyCancel

  • I have the hardest time with dandelion shots! These are fantastic!ReplyCancel

  • I always loved dandelions when I was little….I still do. :) There’s something so magical about them.ReplyCancel

  • Oh how I love these images, particularly the last one! Nothing screams childhood like picking dandelions :)ReplyCancel

  • Shauna Hargis

    How cute! It is always fun to play with some dandelions. I especially like the last one.ReplyCancel

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