It's no secret that I love the flower of the Canada Thistle.
In this, my first post of September,I will share several photos of this flower.
This image gives a wider view and shows the plant.Yes,it is very prickly and not one you want to accidentally run into.
A close-up view of the flower, shows the details.I can't really explain why I love them, and perhaps I don't need to.
The bud starts out mostly green and, again,very prickly.
As the flower slowly opens it begins to reveal more of that beautiful purple center.
Another look at this beautiful flower, which is disliked by so many.
The beauty of creation, reflects the beauty of the Creator.