I do not love the bright sword for its sharpness, nor the arrow for its swiftness, nor the warrior for his glory. I love only that which they defend. (J.R.R.Tolkien, The Two Towers)

When I carry a gun, I don't do so because I am looking for a fight, but because I'm looking to be left alone. The gun at my side means that I cannot be forced, only persuaded. I don't carry it because I'm afraid, but because it enables me to be unafraid. It doesn't limit the actions of those who would interact with me through reason, only the actions of those who would do so by force.

Marko Kloos "Why the Gun is Civilization"

Thursday, May 25, 2006

False Solomon's Seal



At 4:05 PM, Blogger clairesgarden said...

I haven't seen that before, its the sort of thing I would get for the garden just to have something differnt, is it a native wild plant where you are or is this a garden one?

At 4:40 PM, Blogger Eleutheros said...

Ah, yes, but can you be sure it's TRUE false Solomon's seal?

Claire, it is native around here. False Solomon's seal has a cluster of red berries at the end of the stalk, True Solomn's Seal has one to three berries on dangles at each leaf joint. You see the yellow flower clusters in Harold's photo. True Solomon's Seal has larger single white flowers with six pedals that form the Star of David. Among the mystical types the Star of David is called Solomon's Seal.


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