Gold is one of the most precious metals on earth. Wars have been fought for it, empires have fallen for it, and entire populations have moved for it. That humanity has devoted so much time and energy and so many lives over an inert, inedible, malleable, metallic substance will surely, someday, be seen as the height of folly. Alas, as the sad and gullible fans of Glenn Beck know, we are not quite at that point yet. Me, I prefer the other forms of gold, forms that cost me not a dime but from which I derive just as much pleasure as fools buying baubles. Gold is everywhere if one looks for it, and though one can’t really own the gold I am talking about one really wouldn’t want to anyway. You see the natural world has provided a host of living forms of gold, gold on the wing, gold on the vine, gold everywhere! One just has to get out and look for it.
Of course, I am out and about way too often and therefore get to find a lot more gold than the average person. Gold in the form of Seaside Goldenrod Solidago sempervirens and Golden-crowned Kinglets Regulus satrapa has been abundant of late so that is what I have to share.
Enjoy these treasures which are of the best kind – free!