Friday, May 21, 2021

A Prickly Sunset

 Behold the humble Teasel. A common weed, but I think they are beautiful. Especially when they go to seed.







“If old age means a crown of thorns, the trick is to wear it jauntily.”

Clare Booth Luce


23 comments:

Jenny the Pirate said...

I have never seen those! How extraordinary and exquisite a weed they are! Purple is just about my favorite color. Also I am a big fan of Clare Boothe Luce. Our Dagny is middle-named Clare after her. She was a great conservative and a great writer. I have been twice to her grave at Mepkin Abbey in Moncks Corner, South Carolina ... xoxo

CheerfulMonk said...

Yes, exquisite is the word for them. Thank you.

Mari said...

They grow around here too but I never knew the name. They really are pretty.
Good quote!

Nancy Chan said...

I don't know if we have Teasel here. They are very pretty and make good floral arrangements.

Ann said...

They are really pretty. It's a shame to call them a weed.

MadSnapper said...

these are new to me, if you posted them before I don't remember them. they are gorgeous and I like these better than cultivated flowers... love the details. weeds are my thing. I see you are having no trouble uploading new headers each day. I tried to change Fourpawsetc and it put is like a postage stamp in the left corner... i am really upset about it

Martha said...

I agree, they are beautiful!

George said...

I spent too many summer days in the field getting thistles out of the corn to think of them as beautiful. You got good pictures, thouugh.

Beside a babbling brook... said...

Oh how gorgeous!!!

Don't think I have seen these. And they are lovely.

They aren't the only flower, to be lovely, in seed form, too.

And what a gorgeous Blog Look, it all makes!

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The Feminine Energy said...

I always find it fascinating as to what humans call "weeds" and what they call "flowers", aren't you? This is a truly beautiful "weed". ~Andrea xoxo

Chatty Crone said...

Some weeds are pretty, but boy they make me sneeze!

Jeanette said...

Those really are beautiful!

Ruth Hiebert said...

This is a plant I am not familiar with, but they are so pretty. I love the soft colors.

LC said...

Something new to me. Savored the variety of colorful day light images and the evening silhouettes.

David M. Gascoigne, said...

Teasels are underrated, often maligned - and beautiful! I enjoy seeing them at any season.

Inger said...

That's a beautiful weed. I would leave it in my yard if it showed up there.

photowannabe said...

Lovely Ginny.
I really like the color and the prickles make terrific photos.
Sue

DeniseinVA said...

I have only ever seen the teasel when its gone to seed, never at this stage. It is gorgeous! Great shots Ginny!

Great-Granny Grandma said...

I've never noticed those before. They are really pretty, and the one shot where there's a bit of petals around the middle looks like it's wearing a mask.

Beside a babbling brook... said...

You usually post daily.

It's been 3 days and no post.

Is all OK????

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Ida said...

Even though these are weeds they are still quite beautiful.

L. D. said...

It is a new plant for me to see. Never have heard of it before but it is a neat one.

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