The field next to where we were camped out for an Irish Festival yesterday was full of wildflowers.

I honed in on the thistles.

The first ones I saw weren't blooming very well.

They also weren't prickly like the ones we saw in Scotland.

Others in our group pointed out giant prickly ones further out.

I took pictures then carefully cut blooms off
to bring home to dry.

Pretty but dangerous at the same time.

Ask dh about reaching down while driving
and grabbing onto the pile of them.


Andylynne said...

I love Thistles, I have several pictures and drawings. Which is amusiing because I have nothing else puprle in my house. Thanks for sharing your scottish fun in the past several days.

4funboys said...

wow... very pretty

Cathy ~ Tadpoles and Teacups said...

Ouch! Lovely but painful.