Going to seed: Spear Thistle

“Purple Prose, A term used to describe  literature where the writing is unnecessarily flowery.” (The Urban Dictionary) and also if it is writ in purple ink.

What is an unnecessary Flower?

I am going to be unnecessarily flowery now. I didn’t mean to do two purple post in a row, the last one was supposed to be orange.

Spear Thistle, Cirsium vulgare.

Spear Thistle

Spear Thistle

Spear Thistle

Spear Thistle

Spear Thistle

Spear Thistle

Spear Thistle

Spear Thistle

Spear Thistle

Spear Thistle

Spear Thistle

Spear Thistle

Spear Thistle

Spear Thistle

Spear Thistle

Spear ThistleHeavy rain a few nights ago weighed the Thistles down so that they are now laying across the path at around waist level. They are very prickly and full of Bumblebees and pushing through them is a very exciting experience. Fizz can get underneath them.

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4 thoughts on “Going to seed: Spear Thistle”

  1. So glad you have posted this:) I have the same images taken a few years ago but I never used them, which is a shame. I love the thistles, and I think that one cannot sound too “flowery” talking about these symbols of freedom and emblems of the Scottish nation:) Have a great week!

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  2. This is a wonderful post. They always remind me of tutus and ballet dancers, as they float through the air. The flowers are beautiful and the end result. wispy, delicate and beautiful. Thank you.

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  3. This brought back some fond childhood memories. The first time I ever saw a thistle flower I was quite young and like most small children I enjoyed picking flowers for my Mom. Of course purple being her favourite colour I just knew I had to pick some! lol BIG mistake! After that, I simply would take my mother by the hand, pull her along with me and say, “This is for you”!!! 🙂

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