Make a Wish

One of the things I love most about riding my bike, is the awareness that comes from seeing things that are often missed when travelling in a motorized vehicle.

Last week, as I was quietly peddling along a country road, in & amongst the never-ending sea of green, a lone dandelion head stood out proudly,  beckoning me to stop for a moment to make a wish.


As a child, I recall countless times picking one of these heads & with a hearty blow, watching as the tiny little florets carried my wishes off into the air.

On my return route, I kept my eyes open, in search of the lonely little head I had seen on my way out.  What my crappy cellphone photo does not show clearly, is how the sunlight shining down through the little florets, made it look like mother nature had meticulously painted each delicate little floret with gold.

Of course, I couldn’t resist.  I made my wish!

I promise not to tell. What would you wish for?



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27 Responses to Make a Wish

  1. EpicGran says:

    More days meandering down a quiet country road on a bicylce… 🙂

  2. joannesisco says:

    I’ve never heard of making a wish with a dandelion flower. What fun! It gives the lowly dandelion a bit of star status 🙂

    What would I wish for? Something really simple right now … to find the missing cable to recharge my FitBit. It’s MIA and driving me crazy trying to think of where I might have put it. Grrrr.

  3. Jodi says:

    I still do that sometimes too! 🙂

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  5. LB says:

    you’ve reminded me of a fun childhood memory, one full of hope and promise!

    • Lynn says:

      It’s amazing how such a little thing can bring up such vivid childhood memories, isn’t it? Wishing you continued days of hope & promise Laurie.

  6. restlessjo says:

    So has it come true yet, Lynn, or is it a longer term wish? Not fishing… honest! 🙂
    Just at the moment I would wish for better health, and happiness, for my daughter. She’s experiencing troubled times.

    • Lynn says:

      I am so sorry to hear your daughter is experiencing troubled times. It is so hard for us when our children are hurting & we can’t solve or fix the problem. Sending my best thoughts in hopes that she is feeling better soon.

  7. susielindau says:

    One of my most popular posts was about making a wish. I bet you will get tons of searches. I used to have random people make outrageous wishes.
    I wish for health and happiness for my family. What more is there?

    • Lynn says:

      I absolutely concur Susie. Health & happiness are the best wish any of us could wish for! Thanks for stopping by today, truly appreciated!

  8. Love the picture. Sorry I couldn’t reply sooner. We were on a cruise. 🙂

    • Lynn says:

      Thanks Nelson! How wonderful that you were on a cruise. Where were you travelling?

      • We started and ended in Copenhagen. Went to Oslo, Kristiansand, Stavanger, Lerwick, Portree, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Inverness, and Newcastle. It was 12 days and we spent 2 dayz at each end in Copenhagen. Denmark is hugely expensive. It cost $6 for a Grande Coffee at Starbucks. They have a 25% VAT included. A small Caesar Salad with chicken was $40 and a bottle of Pepsi was $8. The costs at home now seem really reasonable. We had a great time though.

      • Lynn says:

        Wow! Sounds like an amazing trip although the price of Caesar Salad is outrageous!

  9. dodgysurfer says:

    I’d wish for contentment I think. Lovely post. Riding a bike has that ability to take you anywhere physically and mentally. 🙂

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