Yes, the calendula has medicinal properties, but that's not what this post is about. It's more that all plants (except the gaudy and cursed bougainvillea and lantana) have healing properties. Cultivate them, or tolerate their random sprouting, and you are witnessing the birth of a miracle. Watch them go from seed to flower to fruit to another generation, and you see the miracle replicate; this is eternity. Enjoy their scent and sight, their touch and flavor, and you get better. With Spring hitting its stride here in the Northwest, we get to soak up the beauty of flowers, but every season has its medicine. For that, I am thankful.