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Featured in Vibrant Plants August 23, 2011.
Top Ten in the “Thistles and Burrs” challenge in Live, Love, Dream group March 29, 2011.
Featured in ! 100% ! March 20, 2011.
Featured in One Single Flower On Show March 19, 2011.
This seemingly lovely little fluffy wild thing is really a terror in disguise.
Not long after this shot was taken, in early August of 2008 (with the Nikon D40x and the 18-135mm Nikon lens at 135mm focal distance, 1/250 shutter speed and f/5.6 aperture, exposure -0.33 and iso 200) these guys turn into the sharpest, nastiest little devils!! Thistles burrow into my poor dogs’ coats and their barbs torment the dickens out of them. And me, too, if one happens to work its way into my skin. Regardless, thistles are kinda pretty the rest of the time. Kind of a life-lesson there, if anyone cares to look a little deeper.
Image taken on top of Blue Knob Mountain in Claysburg, Pa.