Aren't these blue flowers beautiful? I would never have guessed what they are, though. They are thistles! That's right, this is called a globe thistle, and I came across it in someone's front yard flower bed. The thistle is the national emblem of Scotland, and an ancient Celtic symbol of nobility and character. Of course thistles are invasive and most farmers and gardners hate them. But in fact many parts of the thistle are used for wilderness survival. Milk thistle protects your liver from damage and actually will renew the liver cells, and also prevents plaque buildup in the arteries. And so many of them are actually pretty to look at. So to me, thistles are a good thing.
Then God said "Let the land produce vegetation: seed-bearing plants and trees on the land that bear fruit with seed in it, according to their various kinds. And it was so. The land produced vegetation...and God saw that it was good."