Thursday, October 23, 2014

An Uncommon Beauty








I have always thought that thistles are beautiful in their own way. A way that is tough, and survives to create a hard beauty. But have you ever wondered what becomes of them in the fall? Any guesses? I will show you on my next post! This is the first fall I have noticed them dying, and I was quite surprised.

I had a freak accident with my lap desk tonight, so will be unable to visit for the next few days, until the new one comes in the mail. Freak Accident is becoming my middle name!

“All the trees of the forest will join the procession, exuberant with applause. No more thistles, but giant sequoias, no more thorn bushes, but stately pines— Monuments to me, to God, living and lasting evidence of God.”

Isaiah 55

23 comments:

Margaret Adamson said...

Yes they are beautiful. I especially like the 2nd and last shot.

reana claire said...

Beautiful thistles.. now I am looking forward to seeing how they look when they are dried...

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Your photos of the thistle are extraordinary. I do know they go to seed and die off only to return the next season.

Sorry to hear about your 'freak accident'....will look for your return.

Sandra said...

TWO, TWO TWO my favorite. 6 and 7 are closely tied with number TWO. gorgeous photos and fantastic flowers...

Sandra said...

got so excited over TWO forgot to say OH NOOOO on the freaky laptop accident. NOOOO on no emails.. what will I do??? i have never seen a thistle alive or dead.. waiting

crafty cat corner said...

Just beautiful, can't wait for tomorrow.
Briony
x

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Ginny, Yes, Thistles are often quite beautiful. Sorry you have had a mishap with your lap desk. Have a really great day today!

Shug said...

Good Morning Ginny!! I think thistles have much beauty.....but, they are not very well liked around here. One plant can cause a lot of havoc for farmers. Hope you enjoy a fabulous weekend...

Chatty Crone said...

They are pretty. I like the second shot - where the flower is standing up in front of the background of the same color. Have a wonderful weekend.

Cheryl @ TFD said...

The flowers are indeed pretty, but I have to confess that we dig them up as soon as they appear. They are very invasive. Sorry about the accident. Hope all is well and you're back online in short order. Have a great weekend!

LV said...

Have not seen those in a long time. Look forward to what happens next. Computers are nice when they work, but the pits otherwise. They would have made a very pretty Pink Saturday showing.

Tamago said...

They are so beautiful. The pink color is amazing! I especially love the second photo. The background looks so beautiful, too!
Sorry to hear about your freak accident. I hope the new one will work good for you :-)

Linda said...

Really gorgeous and captivating, Ginny!

Ruth Hiebert said...

I love the thistles. They are gorgeous.

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Thistles are very pretty but my husband hates them! Glad you got your package!

A Quiet Corner said...

Thistle is very pretty and you did a great job with the pix, Ginny. I dread having to replace my laptop!...:)JP

Chris Scheuer said...

You notice everything Ginny! I love it as you help me to notice too!

EG CameraGirl said...

Thistles are very pretty as long as you don'r touch them. ;)

photowannabe said...

Great thistle photos. I love photographing them too.
Hope you have no more freak accidents..enough already!

Filip and Kristel said...

Love your second picture Ginny.

Greetings,
Filip

Beth of ".E." Lizard Breath Speaks said...

I guess i am weird I luv the weird stuff - the thistles, the vultures and crows. I find beauty n the oddities of the world / hope u get ur blogging issues fixed soon, hope nothing too terrible or long away? ( :

Jeanne said...

Love these two colors together especially in your header! So simple but so beautiful!!

Catherine said...

Beautiful colors. Blessings, Catherine