Sunday, October 26, 2014

A Puff Of Air

On my last post, I showed you these thistles and asked what happens to them when they die.

They turn into puffs, and fly away.






 It's hard to believe that I have lived this long, and have never noticed this.  So this was my first time seeing this.

 “I wonder why you care, God— why do you bother with us at all? All we are is a puff of air; we’re like shadows in a campfire.

Psalm 144

 Again, I will not be visiting today. This is because I have a doctor appointment in a large hospital out of town. And while I am there, we have a couple friends who are patients, we will be visiting them. See you soon!


16 comments:

DeniseinVA said...

I don't remember seeing Thames like this either. Great photos Ginny.

Margaret Adamson said...

Yes I often see thistles like that. Great shots.

Ann said...

well what a nice way to go. It's so pretty either way

Tanya Breese said...

so pretty and soft!

Sandra said...

i love that verse and have never seen a thistle either way. can't decide which is more beautiful, the flower or the puff.. Puff ART for sure... hope all goes well with your doc appt

Linda said...

Beautiful, Ginny! Like a breath of fresh air!

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Hope your friends are doing okay tho!!

yep, I have seen many o' thistles go to seed while in Colorado and on the prairies. The flower tho, being purple, is very pretty.

Good luck at your appointment.

Jeanne said...

Well the puffs are as pretty as the thistle. Great pictures! Hope all goes well at your appointment.
Jeanne

EG CameraGirl said...

I think we pay way more attention when we take photos! Neat photos, Ginny!

Tamago said...

Wow, they are beautiful in puffs! So they are like dandelion puffs. It must be really beautiful when wind blows and lot of them fly away together!
I hope everything will go well at the doctor's appointment xoxo

Ruth Hiebert said...

You captured those balls of fluff well.

Lady Jane said...

Love the pic of the fluffs... Never seen the flower when it dies I guess. I don't have them in my garden. Very pretty though. Hope your friends are doing well.

Chris Scheuer said...

Hope your appointment goes well Ginny. The thistles look perfect for making a wish and blowing!

Chatty Crone said...

They are beautiful as long as they are by you! Just the look at those makes me cough. I am so allergic. How can something so pretty be so dangerous?

Small Kucing said...

so beautiful. I love it. When i was young i would wait for it to bloom and i will blow the seeds

Catherine said...

Dear Ginny, Such beautiful pictures. It is amazing these fragile and precious creations. Blessings dear. Catherine