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ONE FOR THE SCOT IN YOU
20-JUL-2005 Jim Worlding

ONE FOR THE SCOT IN YOU

OLD FLETTON, ENGLAND

How to follow yesterdays PaD, I gave up trying to better it.
I spotted this flowering thistle when I reviseted one of my childhood play areas.
In an ever changing world I am happy to say that 45 years on I found lots of,
now isolated, things that have not changed one bit, they seem much smaller now,
but the whole world looks big through the eyes of a ten year old.

FujiFilm FinePix S7000Z
1/800s f/2.8 at 7.8mm iso200 full exif

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Ruth Moorhead27-May-2007 00:53
This is actually a Teasel; it is in a different plant family from the thistles. Teasel heads used to be attached to tools to card wool for spinning. It is painstaking work to get rid of a patch of these biennial or perennial plants, because not only does each plant put out flower heads almost ALL year, but also the flowers (each head here is a spiral of hundreds) mature sequentially, and thus it seems ALWAYS to be producing seeds.
nomadicdragon21-Jul-2005 12:39
Beautiful shot. Love the composition.
Mindy McNaugher21-Jul-2005 03:20
Nice shot! Love the composition and all the great details!
Joanne Santillo21-Jul-2005 01:00
I like the composition and the delicate colours.
Herb Knufken21-Jul-2005 00:25
Nice shot
Stu21-Jul-2005 00:19
Why... it's a teasel! Nicely captured, Jim
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