do you know what that's worth?

 Wild Bergamot ( Monarda fistulosa ) and Woodland Sunflower ( Helianthus divaricatus )

Wild Bergamot (Monarda fistulosa) and Woodland Sunflower (Helianthus divaricatus)

Child of the 80s, that's what I am. I did half of the 70s, and then the 80s took me right up to the teen years. So, forgive me when I hum certain lyrics in certain situations.

I would certainly rather have some sage Buddhist wisdom come first.

But, no, instead I have Belinda Carlisle:
"Ooh, baby do you know what that's worth?
Ooh, heaven is a place on earth."

Belinda's lyrics come to me often. 1987. I was the same age as my son is now. Huh. That's a surprise.

Anyway, Heaven Is a Place on Earth. I agree, Belinda. I chose not to listen to your song because I'd rather just think of your pretty voice. I'd rather not hear robot drums, robot guitars, synths, and possibly overwrought background vocals. I can't imagine what the solo is like.

Heaven Is a Place on Earth, so say the wise of the Earth. Here's my proof:

 Our orchard with a native meadow understory - Wild Bergamot in bloom.

Our orchard with a native meadow understory - Wild Bergamot in bloom.

 Turk's Cap Lily ( Lilium superbum ) and Spicebush swallowtail

Turk's Cap Lily (Lilium superbum) and Spicebush swallowtail