August Happiness Challenge – Day 7

The “August Happiness Challenge” is hosted by Sam over at One Gal’s Musings.  Run on over to her place to learn all about it!


Dandelions make me very happy. They are pretty little flowers. I would love a yard full of them. However, they will not grow in our yard. Most of the other yards in the neighborhood get them, but not this one. Going by other folks’ attitudes about dandelions, I should be happy about the lack of them in our yard. I would be thrilled to have them.  Yes, I’m weird!


Please read David’s August Happiness Challenge post over at Random Thoughts and Observations.

Please also visit our hostess Sam over at One Gal’s Musings.



About Suzanne Gunter McClendon

I am a South Carolina native, but have been living on the Texas Gulf Coast for 14 years now. David and I have been married for 34 years. Our children are grown. Some are here at home, others are out in the big world doing their "thing". I enjoy genealogy, reading, writing, photography, digital art, fiber arts, cooking and much, much more.
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12 Responses to August Happiness Challenge – Day 7

  1. I loved dandelions when I was a kid. They don’t grow in our yard either. Did I ever ask in what part of SC you lived? I grew up in the upstate but have been in the Charleston area for 30 years. I combined my happiness posts for the weekend. It’s great to be looking for happy every day. Keeps me from complaining about the heat and humidity. Haha!

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    • I wonder why they don’t grow in your yard or mine, but will grow in everyone else’s?
      I don’t remember if you’ve ever asked or not, but we lived in Anderson County, South Carolina and, for a few months, in Greenwood County in the city of Greenwood. In Anderson County, we lived in the city of Anderson, as well as in the towns of Starr and Iva. I grew up in Starr and David grew up in Iva. I was born in Anderson. David was born in Atlanta, GA. Where in the upstate did you grow up?
      Charleston has to be one of the prettiest cities that I’ve ever seen. I love the architecture, especially those old houses near the Battery. Just beautiful!
      I’ll head over to read your happiness posts now. I enjoy looking for happy, too. I don’t think even that will keep me from complaining about the heat, though. haha Have a beautiful day!


  2. I love those… you would love to see the wildflowers that spout up on the side of the highway, smiles.

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  3. dvaal says:

    I like dandelions also but only until they go to the white ghost. my dad once made dandelion wine and it wasn’t good, nor do I like the leaves.

    As a young girl, my dad paid my sister and I one cent for every dandelion we dug out of the yard. He thought we would dig out a few and be done but we each made several dollars that day. He was shocked.

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    • I love the “blow flower” stage, which must be what you called “the white ghost”. Yours is a cooler name for it. 🙂
      I’ve never eaten nor drunk anything made from dandelions that I know of.
      I’ll bet he was shocked! I would have kept pulling, too, if I were being paid for it. Now, I would be happy just to see them out there.
      Have a blessed day. 🙂

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  4. I agree with you, dandelions are lovely, little bursts of sunshine, and usually the first flowers we picked to bring our mothers! I’m sure your neighbors would gladly donate theirs to you, but to me they are just misunderstood wildflowers and I love them every one! 🙂

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    • Misunderstood wildflowers – I like that phrase. 🙂 I think it is kind of funny that they will grow in yards where they are unwanted, but not in yards that want them. I seem to remember bringing them to my mama, too. 🙂 Have a beautiful day.


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