Since finding that the Michigan DNR has declared Spotted Knapweed an invasive species, my neighbors in the farm across the street have waged war on this wildflower, which has been somewhat humorous to watch. For the last two years they have pulled any specimens they could find and burned them, to no avail, as they return in full force. They are quite beautiful as are many of the other species that have earned this malfeasant classification due to being a tad too prolific (birdsfoot trefoil, for example).
“I think anyone who opened their heart enough to love without restraint and subsequently were devastated by loss knows that in that moment you are forever changed; a apart of you is no longer whole. Some will never again love with that level of abandon where life is perceived as innocent and the threat of loss seems implausible. Love and loss, therefore, are linked.”
Donna Lynn Hope