Thursday, August 23, 2012


My grandmother loved thistles.  I agree they’re beautiful.  But I rarely let any grow in my yard because they tend to be right where I walk and the thorns attack me.

I made an exception this year.  It was so dry that not much else was growing by mid-July and I wanted something green.  Well, nothing much other than the strawberries but they’re possessed and it’s best not to dwell on them other than to say I ate a few more berries just now when I was outside.

Anyway, my grandmother adored them. So do the bees in my garden.  And soon they’ll be going to seed which means the goldfinches will have a feast.

Yep, the plants may be deadly to my skin but the flowers sure are pretty.

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