On my walk this morning I was intrigued with these two emerging thistles and thought, “A thistle’s my sunshine on a cloudy day, along with a whistle to blow my cares away.”
I guess I’ve been intrigued with the thistle since junior high when I drew this ink sketch in art.
But the question is why? I love its purple color with all of its spikes an love the leaves and their texture.
This is a brand new budding thistle
growing next to one that had a couple of days head start.
So I went to this neat book filled with flower definitions
to read about the thistle.
Alas…together they stand
“tough and durable, defiant against aggressors.”
I couldn’t decide on a title so looked up the genus name for thistle which is Cirsium. I then discovered the ‘higher classification’ is the Daisy family, my favorite flowers; when I see them, my heart is always filled with joy.
And now I know why I was drawn to the thistle today.