Wednesday, October 3, 2012

A Beauty or A Beast

"Do not blame the thistle that you see no beauty."   ~Jonathan Lockwood Huie
 

35 comments:

kaye said...

beauty AND the beast ;D

Beth Edwards said...

such a beauty. love the color. (:

Linda said...

I, for one, LOVE thistle blooms...and so do the winged creatures! Perfect addition to WW today - thanks for linking up!

Linda said...

By the way, that photo was taken in Hampton Harbor, not far from Ft. Monroe.

Nancy Claeys said...

They do have such gorgeous blooms, but that's about all I can say about them when I'm hacking at them with a machete. :)

Neal said...

They are beautiful even if they are a pain.

Jan n Jer said...

Even what we call weeds can be beutiful! The birds love them anyway!
Nice shot!

Tricia Hays said...

Pretty in pink! =) I think they're very pretty

TexWisGirl said...

gorgeous. and good to attract butterflies and goldfinches. :)

EG CameraGirl said...

Super quote and photo. :)

Debbie said...

They are beauties!!! I love the color!

Deb said...

yep I found out the hard way not to touch them..

Faye said...

Quote is so true, but something we have to train ourselves to do--seeing beauty in unexpected places. Such a clean, crisp photo--best kind.

Marie said...

Really, really gorgeous!

Red said...

I guess thistles need some better PR.

Rose said...

Oh, I can never resist shooting thistle!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

It LOOKS like a beauty! Let's just ignore the rest. Isn't that color wonderful?

Evelyn S. said...

This is an amazing capture...beautifully composed and focused!

betty manousos said...

STUNNING!
that is amazing carletta!
very nicely done:)

i am loving your photography!

Kathy said...

We have these in our pastures in the early spring. They are beautiful although .... well, they can just be trouble but when they're blooming you overlook that fault.

Eden said...

Love the photo. Great shot!

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Magnificent photo ~ color and texture awesome ~ (A Creative Harbor) ~

Cheryl said...

I couldn't agree more! I have to pull them so they don't choke my gardens but it hurts a bit just the same. Such gorgeous colors.

Nikki said...

That's a great photo. These flowers are so pretty. I don't like the thorns though.

Debbie said...

Love it!

Carver said...

The thistle is beautiful and I love the quote.

DeniseinVA said...

I love it! A beautiful thistle and the quote says it all. Thanks Carletta and enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Luna Miranda said...

oh, it's a beauty, no doubt about it.:p

Karen said...

I see so much beauty, a great shot!

Chubskulit Rose said...

I actually love thistle blooms!

Mums
Have a great week ahead!

Judy said...

We still have a few thistles blooming here. I should capture them! I love this photo - such a perfect portrait!!

Modern Mom said...

Beautiful!

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Marlo RepurposeMyLife said...

Beauty! Thanks for sharing at Your Sunday Best.

Carletta said...

Thank you Marlo! I appreciate your visit.

When I click on your link it takes me to your Google+ plus page and there is no link to your blog so as much as I'd like I can't return your visit. :(

edenhills said...

They really are beautiful, and my goats love to eat them! :-)