Saturday, June 7, 2014

Thistle -- Beautiful Enemy

The thistle is NOT a favorite plant where farmers plant fields and cattlemen have cattle.  In many stages, though it is a fascinating plant.  This particular thistle was growing in the gravel beside the highway (over the guard rail) above a fairly deep canyon.  Its color--or lack of--caught my eye when I stopped to look down into the river below.   I've edited it with a free texture called "Muse," from Mona's Picturesque.


Sterndal said...

Very very pretty texture work.
I love the colors!!!!
Have a great weekend,
Best, Brigitte

TexWisGirl said...

i like to see the thistles along the roadways because i know the swallowtails like them so much - and hopefully the birds will get the seeds later on. :)

Anonymous said...

Thistles are so photogenic.

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

cool shot...interesting treatment


Lisa Gordon said...

This is so pretty, Evelyn!