Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Wordless Wednesday 120: Snow-Covered Thistles




Photos taken at end of December 2013.


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14 comments:

Beth F said...

Nice job. I love photographing weeds and seed heads in the snow.

Bill Nicholls said...

You sure about them being thistles, they look like teasels but hey great photos

Jen said...

I like how the burrs soften up against the snow -- nice pic!

Heather said...

Beth: Thank you. I also enjoy photographing the local prairie and plants in winter, as they have quite a different look in winter.

Heather said...

Thanks, Jen! The prickly burrs against the soft snow is what caught my attention. ☺

Heather said...

Bill: I believe we are both technically correct. I know from my walks along this path during summer and fall that there are a ton of prairie thistles and prairie clover.

The prairie clover never get above knee-high, unlike the prairie thistles, which can tower above my head some years as these did. The dried flower head or burr of a plant is called a teasel. Therefore, we are both right. ☺

Shelley Munro said...

They look pretty! Nice contrast between ice and seed heads.

Rebecca said...

I hate thistles. But they're kind of pretty covered with snow!

Heather said...

Shelley: Thank you - it was the contrast that caught my attention. ☺

Heather said...

Rebecca: While I think the prairie thistle flowers are pretty, I try to give all thistles a wide berth. Some of them can be especially difficult to get out of clothing.

Alice Audrey said...

Too prickly to be beautiful to me.

Heather said...

Hey, even a rose has "prickles." ;)

Marko said...

I remember messing with these as a kid. We would throw them at each other or even try to get them into each-others hair.

Lots of fun - not so much for our parents, though. Getting that stuff out of our hair proved to be a tough challenge sometimes. :D

Heather said...

Marko: Ooh...I know how much "fun" it is trying to get them out of clothing, I can just imagine the agony of trying to get them out of hair. Ouch! lol