They are everywhere. Really, I've seen them.
I cannot believe how beautiful they can be, especially if they are not in my flower beds.
I have to admit, there were several amazing specimens in my lawn back in Alaska. Especially once I started to fertilize said lawn. They are really quite a beautiful and rugged flower.
So rugged, in fact, that it is very difficult to get rid of them. One thing that does help to eliminate them, other than meticulously hand picking each and every one with the entire root system, is to first feed them. This may sound counterintuitive, but it serves a purpose. When plants are at their best, they are able to store food all the way through their system. This is when it is optimum to apply the desired product of destruction. It's almost like you get in good with the dandelion, and BAM! Take 'em out. It's a bit harsh but effective.
I was reading in Psalm 92 today. Verse 7 states:
"That when the wicked
sprouted up like grass
And all who did iniquity
It was only that they might
Sometimes I wonder if God does the same thing with evil as I do with dandelions in the lawn. God was the original landscape designer, and I know He hates the weeds that come into His creation, slowly sucking the nutrients and moisture away from what He has sown. Could it be that when we see all the evil in this world, and the seeming lack of consequences, that it's just a matter of time before the BAM!? It gives me a little bit of solace knowing that even though the wicked weeds are showing themselves off to be something of beauty, their seemingly uninhibited splendor will be destroyed. I can rest in this. I can know that the evil that enslaves, kills, mutilates, and inflicts any other number of pains, will be destroyed. Forevermore.