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#238 — Teasel

Teasel 2009.

Weeds need love, too.  This is probably one of my favorite photographs.  I knew it would be when I framed the shot.  This gorgeous plant, almost as tall as I am, is as fierce as it is beautiful and arms itself with vicious spikes.  In days past, the plant’s spiky flower was dried and used as a grooming comb.  Today the dried flowers are used in floral arrangements.  I like this one best growing wild near the edge of mt Aunt’s garden.

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5 Responses to “#238 — Teasel”

  1. Nicole says:

    They are called “Distel” in German.
    I think they are beautiful and so is your shot!

  2. Quilly says:

    Thank you. I was impressed with how well this shot came out. If only I could capture that magic consistently.

  3. Nicole says:

    Tell me about it, grin 🙂

  4. Quilly says:

    Nicole — well, after I typed that it did dawn on me that my good shots come a bit more frequently, so if we keep clicking, maybe the day will come.

  5. Nicole says:

    You are right.
    I remember my total beginnings and then advancing in macros. It was a great feeling.
    Now with the big Babe I had to learn it all over, but I’m starting to get the hang of it.
    Of course, if I would read that darn manual and the book that I bought just for that cam…….mpf……. 😉