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  • The mullein planted itself at the corner of the perennial bed several years ago.

    They grow at random every summer, popping up in unexpected places.
    Goldfinches love their seeds and contribute to re-sowing the plants.

    The sturdy stalks can support several birds at once and so, in the fall the stalks are adorned with a new type of feathered blossom.

    I am far from home now, but have been saved this morning by the sight of a golden rain tree, in full bloom, and alive with bees.
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