What is so special about this Dandelion? Well nothing except that is was blooming so late in the year. I photographed this on the 2nd last day of November, the 29th to be exact. That is exactly 23 days before the Winter Solstice, the official start of Winter. I was outside with my dog and I couldn't believe that it was newly sprouted, growing in between all sorts of falling leaves. In fact there were 4 others growing nearby. I was struck by the fact that our seasons are changing and evolving. Whether it is in the natural order of things or man made or a combination of both, I believe that we are in a global warming cycle.