August 6, 2013 — Sage Scott
One Thing, Three Ways: Purple Thistle
Thistles add quite a bit of purple to the native grasses and wildflowers that thrive here in the Midwest. Before I started carrying my camera with me everywhere, I never noticed this particular variety. Now, they’re one of my favorite things to capture. This series was snapped during the “golden hour” while out on a walk in our neighborhood with my daughter.
What do you think? Do you have a favorite below?
Thistle Photo #1.
Thistle Photo #2.
Thistle Photo #3.
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these thistles are gorgeous and highly under-rated imho. I would love to have a expansive space with these growing, but for now will admire in the road-side ditches.
They are surprisingly pretty, I think!
for a pasture weed – yes, I totally agree.
Second one for me :).
Thanks for stopping by and “voting”, Loony!
The first one is my favorite. We have one thistle plant that I let grow in my woodland garden area each year. I love photographing it. 🙂
Warm wishes ~ Wendy
Wendy, you’ll have to send me some links to your favorite shots. I tried searching your site for “thistle” and came up empty handed. I’d love to see your photos of them!
I have not posted any of my own garden thistles yet; however, here is a link to my other blog with a thistle picture I took on a hike… 🙂
Lovely! How talented you are to take lovely photographs and pair them with such beautiful poetry!
They’re all beautiful but I’d have to say No. 2
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I can’t say with 100% certainty without seeing the whole plant, but I think you have an artichoke there. Artichokes technically are “thistle-like” rather than members of the thistle family. Which is good. I mean, who would want to eat a thistle?………..lol