March 12, 2012

steamy, prickly, with mustard at Nicasio


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photo by Donald Kinney

Early Saturday morning the air temperature at Nicasio Reservoir had dropped to 34 or thereabouts. We've been having 60 degree weather during the days. It's a recipe for steam.



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photo by Donald Kinney

I imagine the total population of Nicasio and it's environs is less than 100. No shortage what-so-ever, however, of thistles.



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And would you like mustard with your thistles?

Soooooooooo, here we go... Welcome to the great debate. Are these Thistles or are they Teasels? I've heard them called both. Around here we generally call them thistles.

And as for that bright yellow background -- Mustard Weed, or is it Canola or Rapeseed? I doubt if it is truly any of those we use as food. I call the bright yellow plant/weed Mustard Weed. Bet you a dollar you call it something else. But it makes for a pretty, out-of-focus background doesn't it?

Click for Wikipedia article about Teasels (Dipsacus).
Click for Wikipedia article about Thistles.
Click for Wikipedia article about Mustard Plant.
Click for Wikipedia article about Canola.


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2 comments:

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

Congrats. You pulled and "A" out of me this morning. Just who is that mystery photographer anyway?

AphotoAday said...

Thanks, JOHN... That was some lady with her husband or boyfriend. I said hello but forgot to give them my card. She would be surprised to see her image.

 
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