Dimensions in Dandelions

Dandelions are a nuisance, but when they get old, they make good photo subjects. This picture was taken around this time last year, early in the evening, on my stomach, facing west. That's why it has nice blur.

These dandelions were photographed about two weeks ago. It was around the same time, but it was partly overcast, and while I lay on my stomach, I was facing north, and there was no blur. It was a different location, too. 

What I really need is an assistant at the high school, where I took the first picture. I could have my assistant blow one of the dandelions and get a good picture that way.