Thursday, June 04, 2009

SkyWatch - Thistles

I can't resist taking photos of thistles everytime I pass them by. There is something beautiful and intriguing in the brilliant fuchsia blooms, even though their thorny leaves are a menace to the farmers.

Enjoy SkyWatch each week with beautiful photos from around the world.

15 comments:

ellievellie said...

Thistles - never thought of the as something pretty - but looking at your picture - you are right - they are beautiful! Who knew! Thank you - I appreciated something new today!

Rob Ripma said...

Awesome detail on the flowers. Fantastic shots!

Carletta said...

These are stunning images!

My post is here: Carletta’s Captures.

Jamie Dawn said...

So bright and prickly!

Terrific photos, Lori.

srp said...

I miss the white thistle over at the old house. Now, I am really loving the lavender... and so are the bumblebees. I have never seen so many.

Paul said...

great shots!

Eric(NL) said...

Good contrast and lovely colors, well done

Have a nice Skywatch Friday

Greetings from the Netherlands

Arija said...

Beautiful Thistles like hats from the sixties.

Regina said...

Like the shots of fuchsias in a blue sky.

Essence of Maine said...

Those are some awesome photos! Never thought of a thistle as beautiful, until I saw these!

Island Rambles Blog said...

Hi there..I love the thistles framing the sky.. doing some quick catching up on Sky Watch and visiting your lovely blog as I have just returned...cheers.

Karen said...

Great closeups of the thistles..

They are beautiful, aren't they !!!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi there, Haven't heard from you in awhile---so I'm just checking in to see how you are. Gorgeous pictures of the thistles.

Hope you are having a good summer so far.
Hugs,
Betsy

Slone said...

Just like always...beautiful images!!

Ummm...nothing new lately???

(hint-hint)

:D

JOE TODD said...

Just beautiful.. Thanks for the post