February 05, 2014

thistles of Marin -- friend or foe


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photo by Donald Kinney

At first glance, thistles look like they might be dangerous--with their sharp-appearing hook-like spines, but really they are quite tame.



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photo by Donald Kinney

Gardeners and farmers might find them overly prolific. I find them willing subjects. Last year's crop stand as skeletons.


Photographing Marin County - the exhibit and book       


1 comment:

m e l i g r o s a said...

I'm in LOVE with the first one. I love those happy dancy flowers, they make me smile when I walk into them through trails <3

 
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