Friday, 12 November 2010


I've not added much to the dandelion blog of recent weeks. The project is still continuing and i am always collecting dandelion leaves for the dandelion diary and archive, but with winter here there are less dandelions about.

A few days ago a friend sent a link to a children's programme she'd seen with her little boy early one morning - this is her email:


This episode was on this morning and surprisingly i thought of you! Guess with Jess is shown on BBC2 early mornings and in case you don't know it is a spin off from good old Postman Pat where Jess investigates everyday things. Sam loves it!

6:30 am - 6:40 am

Guess with Jess

How Did a Dandelion Seed Get into Mimi's Garden?


Needless to say i haven't been conscious at 6:30 in the morning for quite a while, so i haven't ever seen Guess with Jess.

The dandelions above were collected from the gardens at Brantwood near Coniston. I went yesterday in the rain and windy weather. While waiting in Ulverston for the bus i managed a quick visit to Oxfam and bought a book called The Snail House by Allan Ahlberg because it has lovely images of dandelions in by illustrator Gillian Tyler.