Saturday, October 2, 2010

sooc #17 Thistle

IMG_0273


I really love thistle blooms!

IMG_0282


Even the buds are pretty cool!

IMG_0277


IMG_0285


I don't like when my bare foot finds a thistle. Ouch!

Murrieta365

22 comments:

  1. Lovely shots. But yes, watch where you put your foot.

    ReplyDelete
  2. oh gosh, you have done it again........ such amazing photos

    ReplyDelete
  3. Great views of an unpopular plant.
    So decorative when you see it like this.
    Like the contrast between flower and bud.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Such a decorative plant.
    The angles make them even more enticing.
    the petals in the first picture look soft.

    ReplyDelete
  5. OUCH...that would hurt! Pretty flower though!

    ReplyDelete
  6. For an obnoxious weed, thistle sure has the most beautiful bloom! That first image is just dazzling!

    ReplyDelete
  7. We do not have those here that I am aware of. They look like they would painful boogers, but very pretty!

    ReplyDelete
  8. thistles are like poppys, goodlooking in every stage of growth

    ReplyDelete
  9. The blooms are pretty, but that seems like a painful plant. lol

    ReplyDelete
  10. I think the seed heads are neat, too. And I completely agree about the thorns!
    Thanks for the comment on Ginger's post!

    ReplyDelete
  11. You managed to get a nice fresh thistle and I posted a dead one. Hah Hah.

    ReplyDelete
  12. I can feel the pain! Wonderful shots!

    ReplyDelete
  13. Nope, not good for bare feet.
    But I so love to take photos of them too :)
    Love that first shot of the bright fuzzy head :D

    ReplyDelete
  14. I feel the same way, love the buds, flowers and love when they've one to seed, but I don't want to step on them.

    ReplyDelete
  15. AND... they're purple!!! I love them too!

    ReplyDelete
  16. Nice photos Lisa, sorry I accidently rejected your nice comment on my post by mistake ( dodgy mouse) but thanks for your comment anyway. Yes water that you cannot see the bottom of is a little scary for some people-nice macros btw.

    ReplyDelete
  17. I really like your first shot!!
    I recently posted a thistle shot here:
    http://2zars.com/photoblog/2010/09/thistle/

    ReplyDelete
  18. We usually see those, or some similar, in the spring. You make them a piece of art. :D

    ReplyDelete
  19. They sure do have a lot of protection. Love the vivid purple.

    ReplyDelete
  20. They really are gorgeous flowers. Do they look good dried?

    ReplyDelete