Thursday 16 May 2013

Flowered Border

    We always used to take our dog, Mac, to the airport for walks.  Even though Mac is no longer with us, Joan and I still go to the McBride air field to walk up and back on the runway (McBride doesn’t get much air traffic).  That was what we were doing the other day, when I noticed the border of yellow flowers along the tarmac.  It almost looked like someone had planted them, the way they ran along the edge.  
    They, of course, are dandelions.  I guess the heat from the sun warms up the runway which holds and radiates the heat, and as a result the dandelions growing close to the runway  live in a slightly warmer climate than those further out in the lawn.  As a result, they bloom earlier.

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