I think dandelions have a bad rap: everyone sees a weed, an eyesore on an otherwise pristine yard, something that needs to be destroyed. I have a different perception of them. I like dandelions. I admire their tenacity, their simple beauty and their determination to thrive against all odds. Some flowers need constant attention: water, care, ph balanced dirt, and insecticide to look their best. Not the dandelion. The dandelion flips the bird at anything that seeks its destruction. Sure, sometimes it is defeated but a majority of time it thrives. And that should be celebrated.