The Beautiful but Thorny Thistle [Thistle Pictures]

© Joseph T. Pilonero

The Beautiful but Thorny Thistle

Uploaded: August 07, 2012 05:06:14


Thistles bloom in summer, and they are quite beautiful. But they also can be hazardous with their sharp thorns.

Exif: F Number: 5.6, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/40 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 640, White balance: Manual white balance, FocalLength: 135.00 mm,


Jack Gaskin August 07, 2012

This is LOVELY some call them WEEDS others
PERENNIALS which ever it is you've made this one look great

Jack #1479175

Joseph T. Pilonero August 07, 2012

They certainly are weeds, and aggravating ones most of the time, too. Big, difficult to get rid of without getting injured, and prolific. But even with weeds there is beauty. Another example is the suburbanites hatred of dandelions in their beloved mono-culture lawns. But early spring dandelion leaves are fabulous tasting and nutritious in a salid, And a lawn covered with them, as we have out here on our organically certified farm, is actually quite beautiful, at least until they go to seed. There is a yen and yang to most things, it seems. TED #10266238

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