Tag: seeds

Gone to Seed

Here in California the Monarch Butterfly population is decreasing.  They live on milkweed, and to help the butterflies, people plant the milkweed in their gardens.  I have several plants, donated and self-propagated, in my side patio container garden.  The Monarchs do come around, too, and often they flit in pairs.  Perhaps we will find caterpillars in the future.  This milkweed is sending forth its seeds, scattering on the breeze.

Seeds

Seeds

When people learn no tools of judgment and merely follow their hopes, the seeds of political manipulation are sown.

–Stephen Jay Gould

Our defense is in the preservation of the spirit which prizes liberty as a heritage of all men, in all lands, everywhere. Destroy this spirit and you have planted the seeds of despotism around your own doors.

–Abraham Lincoln