Posts Tagged ‘thistle

09
Jul
17

beauty & the thistle…

“Danger hides in beauty and beauty in danger.” Belva Plain

24
Mar
17

Happy Thistles…

04
Aug
16

Thistle

‘What we sow in youth we reap in age;
the seed of the thistle always produces the thistle.’
James Thomas Fields

thistle, bloom, boulder, Deschutes R., SwittersB

26
May
16

Thistle…

“All my life I have tried to pluck a thistle and plant a flower wherever the flower would grow in thought and mind.”  Lincoln

Thistle-Deschutes-Oregon-SwitterB

30
Oct
13

Photography: Thistle Thy Name is Noxious Beauty

thistle bloom switttersb

Tossle topped beauty of the thistle.

thistle purple blooms SB

It starts small and erupts into ever more beautiful vertical flowers

thistle flower SB

thistle dry swittersb

But does it finish any less beautiful on a cold October day?

Of course, it is a problem plant in Oregon and around the world. 3400th Post at SwittersB & Fly Fishing!

18
Aug
12

Bull Thistle: So Invasively Appealing

 

Eurasian Bull Thistle, an invasive ‘weed’ now happily anchored in all 50 states, Europe, Africa, and Asia. I took this photo while camping at Walton Lake in Central Oregon.

The ‘weed’ is believed to have arrived in Colonial times. By the late 1800’s it had moved across the U.S. With some reputed medicinal purposes, it still is viewed as a nuisance. A somewhat attractive nuisance…as many nuisances are. I enjoy some macro work when in the field although I do not spend nearly enough time with the details of the shot. I am more the see it…shoot it photographer. 

 

03
Aug
12

Dry Floral Arrangement on the Deschutes River

Stark contrast of shades of brown against grey rock. The Deschutes River is nearby and the lush green borders of grasses and trees are a beautiful buffer to the rugged beauty above headed toward the railroad tracks. Summer Steelhead are pushing up the Columbia River now.  Soon their numbers will show in the Deschutes River.




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