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This is an introduced species, and although we have it in our area it is not a problem. Some places consider it a noxious weed, The seeds are eaten by the European Goldfinch, and the dried (but very prickly) seed heads are decorative and even used by florists at times. We used to make little mice decorations from them by adding pussy willow eyes and noses on the end.

This picture was taken in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA, at Nockamixon State Park on August 6, 2012.

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I love nature, science, poetry, prose, art, music – you name it! Now that I’m retired, time is mine to spend as I wish (pretty much), and I wish to take pictures of our natural world.

Bringing the outdoors in for others to see, especially those who may not get the opportunity to wander next to a pond, fish at the beach, or tramp in the woods, is a pleasure. I hope to build a window to the wonders of nature that fill our everyday lives.

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  • RickDavis
    RickDavisabout 2 years ago

    You have done a great job putting this together,,,it is so pretty!!!!


  • Thank you so much, Rick:>). I appreciate your visit and lovely comment!

    – MotherNature

  • And a fave, too – THANKS!

    – MotherNature

  • Ellen van Deelen
    Ellen van Deelenabout 2 years ago

    What a beautiful collage, nice frame too!

  • Thanks, Ellen! I did the framing in Picasa.

    – MotherNature

  • Mui-Ling Teh
    Mui-Ling Tehabout 2 years ago

    How fascinating; interesting to see that flower in different phases.

  • Thank you very much for dropping by and leaving such a nice comment!

    – MotherNature

  • Linda Miller Gesualdo
    Linda Miller G...about 2 years ago

    This is a beautiful collage, I hope you put it in the two collage groups :-0)

  • I do so few collages that I’ve stayed away from the groups. I’d be a bad member, I’m afraid. BUT – I THANK YOU SO MUCH for the wonderful comment and fave:>)

    – MotherNature

  • Lotus0104
    Lotus0104over 1 year ago

    Very creative. Love this!

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