Friday, September 1, 2017

The Beauty of the Canada Thistle

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.


Closing Thought:
The beauty of creation, reflects the beauty of the Creator.

21 comments:

  1. It really is a beautiful flower!

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  2. I, too, enjoy the beauty of the thistle flower. Our creative God chose to make something so annoying into something with its own beauty. Your close-ups of the flower are gorgeous.

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  3. I love thistle, too...I cannot pass it without wanting to take new pics.

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  4. I am glad you showed all stages of them blooming. I dont remember seeing many of them around. I certainly see their beauty by the way you captured it

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  5. Oooohhh, your golden header is gorgeous!!! I love thistles, and this one is extra beautiful. It looks like the ones here, except it is bigger and has those gorgeous purple tinged leaves.

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  6. That is a wonderful flower and I love the color.

    Have a great weekend ~ FlowerLady

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  7. You did a great job showing the beauty of thistles, but I must confess that I still have bad memories of working to get them out of the corn!

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  8. I sat here thinking of the fact that all the most stunning of God's flowers have thorns and the most gorgeous flowers. This beautiful thistle, roses and Bougainvillea, all have beauty and pain. The are fine examples of what our lives are as God's children. beauty with the prickles. Wonderful photos and love your header for fall

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  9. Not much of a fan of the "American" Thistle ---so don't know the differences between it and the Canada ones.... BUT--you do get some great pictures of them.... As Sandra says, they give us beauty with the prickles... Love that!!!!!

    Love you header.
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  10. These are beautiful photos...I'm going to have to look up the difference in American and Canadian thistle. I love the way the purple flowers, especially when the gold finches are on them. But the thorns are a bit much for me!

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  11. Ruth, these are beautiful thistles, photographed beautifully!

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  12. i adore a series like this. a beautiful flower in the "perfect" color!!!

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  13. Ruth, I know exactly what you mean, because I love them too! The plant definitely stands up for itself with all that armour. And I like things that stand up for themselves!
    I guess your summer break is coming to a end! I hope you had a good summer, and I know that you did! And I know you are anxious to get back to all your kids on your route! They will all be so excited to be going to school and back to school! Well, some of them anyway!

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  14. Beautiful images of the thistle.

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  15. It is very beautiful Ruth. It looks quite different than our wild thistle here.

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  16. Greetings from the UK. It looks a beautiful flower. Do some people treat it as a weed by disliking it?

    Thank you. Love love, Andrew. Bye.

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  17. Gorgeous. The 3rd from the top is my favorite. Shows as a lot of 'personality' in the bud and plant.

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  18. so cool!! what fun!! i love the bloom, so cheerful!! i was going to say Happy Labor Day but then I thought oops ... oh well ... to your friends who do celebrate ... hope they had a great one!! hope you will have a great day and week!! take care. ( ;

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  19. Wonderful photos Ruth. A thistle is not something that a brought myself to photograph yet, but I have often admired the beauty of the flower. A pity it is so loathed.

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Ruth