Thursday, May 28, 2009

Yellow Flower Ball in Grass

I went out to water plants and take care of the yard and I saw this funny, little yellow flower ball that had fallen off of one of my neighbor's Desert Acacia trees.

It looks very interesting.  It has so many yellow balls springing out of the puffy center. I liked it so well, I took a photo of it amid the blades of grass.  

It sort of reminds me of Dr. Seuss's "Horton Hears a Who." Remember that story where each of those yellow knobs could represent a world of people and living things and Horton tried to save them. 

Now that takes me back to my childhood books of "The Cat in the Hat" and "One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish."  Did you read Dr. Seuss?

16 comments:

Olivier said...

j'ai jamais rien lu de lui, mais j'ai aime le film "Les 5000 doigts du Dr T" qui est une adaptation d'un de ces livres
I have never read nothing of him, but I have like the film " The 5000 fingers of the Dr T " which is an adaptation of one of these books

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

I think it was in third grade, which for me was a half century ago, that I was given the assignment of memorizing and reciting "Horton Hears a Who" in front of the entire class.

Thank goodness that task was made easier by the repetition of the refrain "I meant what I said and aI said what I meant. An elephant is faithful one hundred percent."

That ohrase still reverberates inside my head today, 50 years later. I not only remember the words, but I remember the earnestness with which I recited them.

The memory that includes the vocal inflection of the phrase is similar to the refrain "I think I can. I think I can. I think I can." from ""The Little Engine That Could." Those words still have the cadence of the sound of a struggling locomotive, with the inflection of my late mother's voice in the manner in which she read the story to me as a child.

Lois said...

Yes I did! That is a lovely picture Julie.

Sharon said...

This is a very unusual flower. I wonder what it is.

I love the reminders of childhood stories and poems.

henny said...

Sadly I didn't read it. During my first ten year was spent in a very remote area where everything was hard to find. I was sent books from my aunt which were unfortunately, Dr.Seuss's not ones of them.
Anyway, I love this yellow flower ball. I'm thinking: "to touch it or not to touch it".

Layrayski said...

I remember that book =) and the yellow puff does makes the imagination run! =)

altadenahiker said...

Dr Suess was the first author I could quote from memory. Still can, but I won't bore you. (Dave's comment made me laugh.)

This flower also looks like the hair on one of those troll dolls we used to collect.

Cezar and Léia said...

Hey Julie, what a nostalgic post! CUTE !
Thanks for this joy for our day!
Léia

Marie-Noyale said...

I did not grow up with them but I used to read A Cat in The Hat to my children..

Clueless in Boston said...

Very well done. I like the angle at which you photographed the yellow flower ball.

JM said...

Such a beautiful shot, Julie!

Jacob said...

Balls of fire! Who would think a furry little orangish ball would fall from the sky?

Miracles still happen!

Glad you captured this one!

Now what kind of tree produces such a thing?

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

Are you sure that this little ball fel from a neighbor's tree and it was not hit over the wall with a golf club?l

Don and Krise said...

Yes, along with Thing 1 and Thing 2.
Dr. Seuss will always have his place on the bookshelf.

Snapshutter said...

The aliens have landed.

*SparkleMirror* Kiln-Fired Art Studio said...

Green Eggs and Ham was the first book I remember reading. I have a flashbulb memory of picking it out for my mother to buy.
That yellow puff certainly does remind me of Horton, and is another example of why I believe you actually live on another planet.
Magnificent example of your skill as a photographer as well!
David

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