A Large Fluff Ball



































     When we first saw this big fluff ball we thought it looked like an over grown dandy lion.  We were surprised to see there were more of them showing up. 













     When the sun is shining bright on them, they look like gold crowns all set in the shape of a ball.














     I started gathering them to make a bouquet for in the house.  It wasn’t long and they would start falling apart. 









































If you have plenty of time to hold one for a while and blow on each section, it’s fun to see where it will end up. 














































































     If the current is right you can watch it go higher and higher into the sky.  So the Lord scatters His seeds for long distances to get them growing again somewhere else.  Is it a cousin to the dandy lion?














     I wanted to keep that fluff ball together somehow, so it would keep in a bouquet of dried flowers. 










































We purchased a can of spray paint and sprayed them with silver paint and then kept them that way for a long time.






    It starts out with a larger flower than a dandy lion but has a similar look about on a taller sturdy plant.



Nature is our lesson book.


"Christ used the objects of nature to impress truth on the minds of His hearers. Let us point our children to these things. When they are impatient and fretful, take them into the garden, and teach them the lessons found in the flowers and fruits.  

     "Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or Wherewithal shall we be clothed? . . . for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things. But seek ye first the kingdom      of God and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof" 

(Matthew 6:31-34).     

     Let us do all we can to show our children that there is a heaven to win and a hell to shun. Let us teach them to strive for everlasting life. And remember that you will not help them by scolding. This stirs up the worst passions of the human heart. Make home pleasant. Be kind and gentle, but at the same time, be firm, requiring obedience."  

1SAT 327, 328