I decided to try another file format for the picture I've been trying to download all weekend- saved it as a .jpg rather than the .tiff I keep a lot of my pictures in. And, it worked!!
So, yes, the inspiration for my latest JQ is a lowly dandelion. I found them all over the golf course, on the fairways, in the rough- took quite a few pictures. And, I'm pleased with the results so far. I think I'll do another one- after all, dandelions do change form over the course of spring and summer.
And, for other inspiration- there is the ever-present, always around sagebrush of the desert southwest. More to come--