I truly think that there is more beauty in imperfection than perfection, for it is the imperfect things that truly make us beautiful. --me
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Oct 2, 2008

Thistle and Something Else

Wavyleaf Thistle.

Unknown. Update: I have been informed this is milkweed. This is Common Milkweed to be exact. That is what I thought but was unable to find any information to confirm it. Thanks to my friend over at the Lilac and Roses blog for letting me know.

I found these plants to be very beautiful. And I am just in love with the macro images that I got. I even had fun identifying the first plant but had no luck on identifying the second one. I know that many would consider these to be weeds, but like my aunt said the other day "A flower is only a weed when it grows someplace that you don't want it to grow." How true is this in so many different aspects of our life. I won't get on a soap box or anything right now. But it is so easy to be bogged down by so many different things in our lives that we forget to weed out the things that are not necessary to survive. So take some time today and weed out some of the little things that are weighing you down and let yourself enjoy the view around you.


Shellmo said...

Very nice! And I love how you have your blog arranged!

Roses and Lilacs said...

The large pods are milkweed. That is the host plant for the monarch butterfly caterpillar. Soon the pods will break open and hundreds of seeds on silky parachutes will spill out to take root somewhere else. They have a beautiful bloom earlier in summer.

Rambling Round said...

Thistle is so pretty; too bad it's also prickly. I don't think I have ever see milkweed. Thanks for sharing.

April said...

Very pretty close-ups! I like what your aunt said.

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