I have been watching these plants grow for weeks. I am very excited because I know what it means and I know what is going to happen. Summertime.
These are Spear Thistles, Cirsium vulgare. There are loads of them here and I am waiting for them to flower.
So I have to write this post tonight because there isn’t any time left.
And what is so exciting about Spear Thistles?
Heh heh heh… Just wait and see.
All the little animals love Spear Thistle.
The little animal above is a female Marmalade Hoverfly. You can tell the sexes apart and this goes for all Hoverflies, because the male’s eyes meet in the middle and the female’s are spaced apart, as above.
BTW. Sorry I have just got to add something and I am sorry if you have already read this post and moved on. You might think that picture above is sharp. It is nothing to do with me or my camera. The picture is as sharp as it is because that little fly is not moving at all. It is perfectly still and balanced in mid air. It is an awesome feat of flying. Don’t you think?
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Love your work Colin and this post is no exception. Great photography! But cheating a bit – getting that fly to hover for you!
…and that is why I love the Spear Thistles so much 🙂 Thank you for your lovely comment. 🙂
Great shots! 🙂
Thank you so much. Keep posting those great birds of yours 🙂