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Life of a Thistle

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I thought it might be fun to track the Thistle from start to finish. So have a look…


The wild Thistle growing in the field.


Note the beautiful star shape.


In a very tight bud


Full Bloom


It bursts


Nature’s reward for the prickles


The finale


Good-bye until next year.

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its so amazing!

18 Aug, 2012

 

it is, and the close ups of the seeds are wonderful!

18 Aug, 2012

 

Nature is beautiful, if we only stop awhile to look.
They say the Scottish Thistles growing on the Castle site at Fotheringhay were brought there as seeds by Mary Queen of Scots.

18 Aug, 2012

 

Aren't they fascinating. I like to see the fluffy seeds.

18 Aug, 2012

 

Wonderful photos! Like Eeyore,I'm fond of thistles. Shows how it pays to look closely. As the poem goes:
What is this life if, full of care,
We have no time to stand and stare...?

18 Aug, 2012

 

Lovely photos enjoyed looking at them

19 Aug, 2012

 

The finale looks just like fireworks Wells. brilliant.

19 Aug, 2012

 

Those photographs are remarkable...well done

Do you have seed eating birds on them, we get goldfinches, they like teasels too

19 Aug, 2012

 

Excellent pictures Wells....great close-ups. The seed heads look like they should be living at the bottom of the ocean.

19 Aug, 2012

 

fabulous photos, great idea

22 Aug, 2012

 

great close ups, so delicate.

23 Aug, 2012

 

Thanks for all the good comments.. I was fascinated by the finale photo. I agree with Scottish, very sea like. I had never really examined the thistle so I was surprised how beautiful the end was.

24 Aug, 2012

 

Your pictures are like poetry.I enjoyed every bit of them

25 Aug, 2012

 

i have lots of thistles in the garden,marsh thistles and globe thistles.i really enjoyed your photos,thanks for sharing them. :O)

30 Aug, 2012

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