40 BEFORE 40: FLOWER POWER

8. Set a dandelion on fire. Did you know several web sites are entirely about bucket list ideas? I had no idea until I needed help setting realistic 40 Before 40 goals. One suggestion was setting a dandelion on fire, and judging from the pictures the result is pretty.

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MY FIRST ATTEMPT TO SET A DANDELION ON FIRE

My first attempt at setting several dandelions on fire was sort of a bust. I didn’t see any pretty colors during the millisecond burn. What was I doing wrong? The web instructions were pretty simple: find a dandelion and light it on fire and take a picture of the burn. After the failed attempt, I researched how others captured the colorful magic.

I did everything right except mess around with the camera settings. I needed my camera to take super fast pictures of the process, which leads to the beautiful colors. If dandelions are still around and I have time to mess around with my camera settings, I might try to capture the magic again. Although this experiment was kind of a fail, at least I tried it and I can cross this goal off my list. Yay!

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