Favorite Small Things (June 2022)

Favorite Small Things (June 2022)

At the end of each month, I make a list of my favorite small things that I spot along the way.

Here is June’s:

Seeing a Chevy Nova on the Road

The first cars I remember were a yellow Chevy Nova and a white Datsun B210. In Kindergarten, my teacher showed a film strip about what happened to you if you didn’t wear your seatbelt. I came home crying. The Datsun didn’t have seatbelts. I don’t remember if the Chevy did.

Seeing this blue Chevy Nova made my heart jump a little.

A Dandelion Storm

It looked like snow, but it was dandelion tufts. So many tufts that they lined the street with fluff.

Dandelion tufts lining pathway

I did a little searching on the topic (like I did on pine cones after I saw cones hanging from a tree for the first time this past winter). Here’s what I learned about dandelions:

In 2018, according to this NY Times article, scientists discovered that dandelion seeds, when adrift, produce a vortex that had never been seen before. Apparently the tuft, called a pappus, can travel more than 60 miles and is kept afloat by the interaction of the air flow with the filaments.

So if that’s the case, just how many dandelions were there this year! And how did they all end up on my block? I consider myself fortunate.

A new type of storm:

Dandelion Storm

Watching a Google Doc Populate

I was captivated watching a Google Doc populate as 7th grade students typed responses to a prompt in a mini-college course about graphic novels. It’s generally compelling to watch a Google Doc move in real time, but even more so when middle school students are the authors.

Nail Wraps

I finally watched a video about how to apply nail wraps, and I decided to give them a try. Here’s my camouflage ones that I used to entertain myself during geocaching.

Where to Put Stickers -- Nail Wraps

So easy. Press, cut and file. They lasted about a week before the bottoms started curling up. But I highly recommend.

Thanks for reading my favorite things list from June 2022! What are some favorite small things you’ve spotted recently?

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  1. We have something similar where I live in Minnesota, but it’s cottonwood trees. It’s like a snowstorm at times with the white tufts floating through the air. I’m just glad I’m not allergic!

    1. That’s a very good point! I’ve somehow dodged seasonal allergies myself. Thanks for stopping by! 🙂

  2. These are all great- I would never have known those were dandelions they look so much like snow. And your nails looked cute!

  3. Hi, Suzanne, here in Northern Arizona, we have a lot of the falling white stuff in Spring, as well. Sometimes snow, sometimes cottonwood blooms! The old car that always makes my heart smile is the Dodge Super Bee, because my puppy love owned one. I appreciate your swinging by my blog! 🌞

    1. Hi, Lisa. So sorry — this comment was erroneously sent to my spam folder. This happens all the time, and I need to remember to check. Snow in Spring! I’ve never heard of the Super Bee, but I’m going to look it up now. Thanks so much for stopping by!

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