Saturday, August 7, 2010


I thought it would be a great idea to pick a bunch of Thistles for the Fall Show at Monticello (you know "fluff") until....I woke up this morning to see all the "down" all over the table.

I didn't think about that!

(look real close, they're everywhere!)

It started growing last night.

"Down" popping out from the purple flowers.

I found it fascinating!

When I awoke this morning I was amazed at how much more down had come out of a single flower.

Just like bubbles overflowing in a bathtub.

I didn't want to disturb the down as I wanted my son to see it.

But I couldn't wait around as I had to do some treasure hunting!

I was crossing my fingers hoping when my son saw it he wouldn't start blowing it around the house and we'd be covered with Thistledown!

Whew, he didn't!

I don't know that I'll have Thistle bouquets in the future, but they sure are pretty..... outside.... in someone else's yard!


Faded Charm said...

They are very pretty when in bloom and now I see why so many get reseeded in my yard from across the road.

Hope you are enjoying your weekend.


laurie -magpie ethel said...

I had no idea that thistles did that...another thing I have learned it blogland. Nature never ceases to amaze.

Anonymous said...

Hi Debbie,
Who knew?? I can see the beautiful bouqet you started with as I type this and am amazed how plants change from one phase to another. I think that's why I love gardening so.
I also wanted to let you know I have an award for you over at my blog. :)
Have a great day!
Hugs ~ Jo