" A photo is a return ticket to a moment in time"

Sunday, 12 August 2012

Thistle Do ....




Winged stems and cobwebby leaves ... Scottish Thistle is deemed to be a weed
but I love how the winter sunlight has picked up the burnished colours
in the centre of this long-past-it's-best flower head.

I hope you are all having a lovely week-end!


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15 comments:

diane b said...

Great shot you are sure getting the hang of your new camera.

Taken For Granted said...

Thistles are considered weeds around here, but the flowers are beautiful, the sticker, not so much.

Carole M. said...

there's no way I'd be able to take a photo like this in today's winds, yesterdays winds....traditionally August winds. You got a magnificent close up and rustic lights Diane

Kays Kids said...

I love this photo, it reminds me of the farm.
Hugs

Joan Elizabeth said...

Yep a weed but I love photographing their purple heads, this one is just as lovely in its maturity.

Stephanie said...

Great capture!

Joe said...

Fabulous close up Dianne. Great clarity. Can feel the texture in this seed pod.

Fun60 said...

I couldn't agree with you more. Thistles are beautiful - as long as you don't have to walk through them.

Pieces of Sunshine said...

I've not seen a thistle like this, I do like the burnished colours.

James Wei said...

Truely beautiful texture and the bokeh. Poetic

Jack said...

A fine photograph, Dianne. I read something by the American writer Ralph Waldo Emerson recently, "A weed is a plant whose virtues have not yet been discovered." It fits here.

Valerie said...

A wonderful capture Dianne - that glow in the centre is mesmerising and the lively grey spikes could be those of a senior citizen's new hairstyle! Enjoy your week.

AL said...

So many weeds are really just lovely flowers, and in seed form they retain their charm, just like this thistle. Beautifully captured Dianne.

LONDONLULU said...

It's just too pretty to be called a weed, such a lovely photo & fabulous close up!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Gorgeous image Dianne, I have a friend who's hair looks just like this when she wakes up in the morning haha!.

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