The common dandelion is likely the most maligned wildflower in the United States, primarily for its invasiveness in lawns. It is not only tolerated here at Rauhallinen Farm, but allowed to seed freely when the lawn mower sends the send heads hither and yon. By late June they are pretty much gone. I worry much more about weeds in the perennial beds than in the lawn. I am hoping for good light and cloud cover on Sunday to visit Lake Superior and the Union River Gorge in the Porcupine Mountain Wilderness with the Harman Titan 4x5 pinhole and perhaps the Hasselblad and Rolleicord for good measure. Wishing you a stellar weekend.
The last word in ignorance is the man who says of an animal or plant, “What good is it?” If the land mechanism as a whole is good, then every part is good, whether we understand it or not. If the biota, in the course of eons, has built something we like but do not understand, then who but a fool would discard seemingly useless parts? To keep every cog and wheel is the first precaution of intelligent tinkering.”