Dandelions and I gave up our fight (I didn't win) and I learned to love thistles.
They each have such unusual beauty. And they require absolutely nothing. They grow without fertilizer, without water, without conversation. They just are.
It was several years before I actually connected floating thistledown with the actual thistle. Very like dandelion parachutes. How typical of me to avoid details.
Dandelions have many uses, including wine, but I'm not sure how valuable the thistle is. Do you know?
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