Look out! They’re coming to prettify your lawn!
Ah, but then they turn white and all those little puffy things go all over, and most people don’t think that’s so pretty.
But wait! — then after that there’s more pretty dandelions!
Oh my, what are we to make of this cycle of pretty, not so pretty, and back again?
Well, we could defend our lawn and attack it with powerful lawn mowing tractors. Or with killing chemicals. Both of which are what’s usually done.
Defend our lawns from nature’s pretty patrol?
What’s wrong with us two-leggeds anyway?
Where’s the balance between the human need to tidy up nature and nature’s persistent efforts to be extravagantly beautiful?
I don’t know, but I don’t think the answer lies in tractors that pollute the air and poisoning the soil for our children and grandchildren.
I know. The neighborhood association isn’t going to like my attitude.
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