Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Thistle Art

I found this thistle growing in an abandoned field ...
It's leaves a jumble of twists and turns - spines at the ready against any intruder.

Thistles are considered an invasive species in our area ...
And when you run into a patch of these, you know how painful they can be ...

But they have a kind of chaotic beauty. To me at least.


  1. Beautiful photographs of the thistle Clytie.

  2. I like how you described these feisty lovelies--as having a chaotic beauty. That describes them perfectly.

    This fills my eyes, Sissy--what wonderful pictures.

  3. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder even if they bite when played with.

    be well, be happy... Clytie ;)