If a picture paints a thousand words

This blog is a place for me to work on my photography. My goal is to submit a new picture every day and to get better as the moments go by. I take all pictures with my digital camera. I worked for years with a 35 mm minolta, and this is a learning experience for me. I am afraid that I got lazy and allowed the camera to choose most of the settings for me. This is my journey of learning how to shoot a camera that is not in a program mode. It is harder than I ever imagined. That makes this challenge both a new experience and a joy for me.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Macro Friday - Mountain Thistle - Day 333

Today, I am linking up with Blogging From Bolivia for another Macro Friday.  This week, while walking the dogs, we came across some thistle.  I have never noticed it before, but when I looked close, it was actually pretty amazing.  I would not want to pick it, but it really was beautiful.  And yes, all those brown spots are bugs.  The thorns did not seem to bother them in the least!

I want it said of me by those who knew me best, that I always plucked a thistle and planted a flower where I thought a flower would grow.   Abraham Lincoln

I learn more about God
From weeds than from roses;
Resilience springing
Through the smallest chink of hope
In the absolute of concrete....
~Phillip Pulfrey, "Weeds," Perspectives, http://www.originals.net/

1 comment:

  1. My husband always reminds me that thistles are noxious weeds but I can't help thinking they are beautiful, at least for taking pictures of. Nice thoughts!