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Puff Balls

Adventure Location: Decatur, Alabama
Adventure Date: May 05, 2018
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We have no idea what you may have called them in your childhood but the OFM’s neighborhood called them Puff Balls.  When you pick it and hold it up in front of your mouth, a strong breath would send the airborne seeds frolicking all over the place. The OFM was so simple minded back then that a great afternoon could be had blowing seeds around the front yard.

Here is the puff ball growing next to Flint Creek.

Since we thought the ball was so pretty that we enlarged the photo to show some of the puff ball details.

As you can see the OFM is still simple minded enough to really enjoy the puff ball respite from the long walk as we meandered the banks of Flint Creek searching for tooooo much fun.


  1. For the life of me I can't remember what we called them if anything, but they sure were fun

  2. They were so much fun to see and play with, none around here quite yet.

  3. That "puff ball" sure looks like a dandelion to me.

    1. That's way too technical for me. When they grow in my yard, I just call them "weeds". It's a constant battle to keep them out of my lawn...perhaps I should just learn to appreciate the pretty yellow flowers and not worry about it.

  4. They are a sure sign Summer is near. I like them when they have the yellow flowers, not too fond of the puff balls.

  5. When we were kids enjoying blowing on them it did not occur to me that adults might not appreciate us spreading those seeds. But, where I grew up manicured lawns were not common so maybe no one cared.

  6. Dandelion leaves make a good, tasty, nutritious salad.