Sunday, August 10, 2008

Thistle and Fluff for Green Thumb Sunday


Thistle and Fluff for Green Thumb Sunday


purple thistle wildflower with fluffy seeds




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What a find this was! It was a windless day so I was very lucky to find all this fluff still hanging around the Thistle Wildflowers.

This image shows the life cycle of this hardy little plant. There are new buds forming as well as a beautiful purple thistle, just beginning to bloom. The fluff is the flower that has gone to seed.

Each one of those white fluffs have a black thistle seed that gets carried away by the wind to reseed and grow anew.

Notice all those spines on the flower bulb - these are plants that are meant to be viewed in their habitat, not picked and put in a bouquet.

Next Sunday, I will have a post showing how the flower goes to seed. I am excited about this series, and hope you enjoy it too!











18 comments:

  1. I love it - it seems so magical!

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  2. i like the fluff details, it'also lovely the quality of the whites close to the green and the purple of the flowers

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  3. I positively enjoy your blog! I always look forward to the next post.
    ~Hilary

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  4. yes, Kathy, what a find! this shot is SPECTACULAR!!!!! :)

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  5. I like the thistle seeds. It makes an interesting composition!

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  6. Thanks for stopping by, Paolo. I love the colors too!

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  7. Hilary - Thanks for the kind words, and for stopping by so often!

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  8. Thanks, Lynda. I was so happy when I saw the pic came out as nice as it looked in person. I was lucky all the way around with this one!

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  9. Love the thistle and fluff combo :)

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  10. Gorgeous, Kathy. It positively glows! Now you'll be able to keep that thistle fluff long after it disappears from the actual plant.

    Bobbie

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  11. If the thisle has gone to fluff, then the goldfinches are nesting.
    Beautiful picture.

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  12. like a ballet...soft, feminine, delicate...just a beautiful composition!

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  13. Very cool Kathy, right place at the right time,nice.

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  14. I took some thistles photos not too long ago...it is nice to see they live everywhere and not just in my yard!

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