Skywatch Friday: Purple Daze Get link Facebook Twitter Pinterest Email Other Apps By SandyCarlson - July 31, 2008 As Blake had his grain of sand, so I have my thistle on the pier.Skywatch Friday Skywatch Friday Get link Facebook Twitter Pinterest Email Other Apps Comments Paul2:32 PMwow Sandy, the pics you continue to post are so amazing! Can't wait to see more of your work!CiaoReplyDeleteRepliesReplyUnknown2:33 PMamazing flower! My Sky Watch Friday postsReplyDeleteRepliesReplyAnonymous2:42 PMBeautiful!I love your blog!I also wanted to let you know that you can enter to win a free subscription to GRIT magazine right now... Go to the contests tab on my site.Blessings!LacyReplyDeleteRepliesReplyAnonymous2:57 PMSandy, thank you for visiting my blog, a nice words about my poetry and I will gladly accept your invitation to you to join onesingleimpression.blogspot.com I want to you all the bestReplyDeleteRepliesReplyAnonymous3:05 PMSandy, here I am again, I am sorry for that - but I have to tell you-You are a true artist photos !ReplyDeleteRepliesReplyAnonymous3:05 PMVery lovely!ReplyDeleteRepliesReplyAnonymous3:05 PMVery lovely!ReplyDeleteRepliesReplyKathy3:54 PMAhhhh - thistles! They can be so beautiful when you picture them like that! Yet we are working so hard to eliminate them from the farm! Have a great day!ReplyDeleteRepliesReplyCarver4:01 PMThat's a lovely shot Sandy. The colors and texture and everything are so well done. I also loved your daughter's shot. Looks like she shares your talent. SkyWatch from my DeckReplyDeleteRepliesReplyTink *~*~*6:16 PMSo prickly, even the flower! But it's a nice color, so I forgive it for being prickly :DTink *~*~*My Mobile Adventures *~*~*ReplyDeleteRepliesReplyLingoVise Says...6:21 PMbeautiful shot... nicely captured.http://zoliofrope.blogspot.com/ReplyDeleteRepliesReplyDewdrop6:38 PMThanks for stopping by despite your being away. I love the thistle pic. I hadn't known what one looked like until Tom posted about them recently. Cool.ReplyDeleteRepliesReplyCath6:45 PMWhy is such a beautiful flower such a vicious weed? A lovely post with a beautiful blue behind it!ReplyDeleteRepliesReplyPernille7:00 PMWonderful shot! You have done a very nice job:)ReplyDeleteRepliesReplyLeora7:01 PMLovely colors. Texture from the flower and softness from the sky.ReplyDeleteRepliesReplyCountry Girl7:23 PMI was taking macro photos of thistle earlier this week and I actually like yours better! Plus, I am so jealous that you're on vacation in North Carolina. I love love love the beaches there. My favorite is Ocracoke.ReplyDeleteRepliesReplyAnne-Berit7:44 PMWonderful flower!ReplyDeleteRepliesReplyKathie Brown8:03 PMNice thistle Sandy. Tell your daughter I like her stable of horses too. A stable full of dreams to me!ReplyDeleteRepliesReplybobbie8:12 PMI do love thistles. I told my son today that I wanted some, and he thought I was crazy, but I think htey are beautiful. Your photo is wonderful.ReplyDeleteRepliesReplyJane Hards Photography8:15 PMThis obviously speaks to me, the title. Brilliant.ReplyDeleteRepliesReplyAnonymous8:20 PMThis is SO Beautiful!!!ReplyDeleteRepliesReplyThis Is My Blog - fishing guy8:36 PMSandy: A wonderful capture with the thistle in the Sky.ReplyDeleteRepliesReplyCes Adorio8:56 PMThese are fabulous. How big are these flowers?ReplyDeleteRepliesReplyLori9:07 PMEven thistles can be pretty!Have a great time while you're away!ReplyDeleteRepliesReplyDeeMom9:13 PMLove the Thistle...Wonderful photoReplyDeleteRepliesReplyJeanne9:35 PMThat is so beautiful. And the photo and the story about Adelle on the main page so sweet.ReplyDeleteRepliesReplyrachel9:36 PMi love this!! i love the purple with the green! and i have to give you a big thank you for telling the skywatch blogging world about me on the skywatch site! thank you so very much, i really appriciate it!! (:ReplyDeleteRepliesReplyalicesg9:48 PMBeautiful flower. Love the purple colour which is my favourite colour. :) Have a nice weekend.ReplyDeleteRepliesReplyLilli & Nevada10:10 PMthat is a great shot of the thistle with a nice blue sky. Loved your comment on sky watch I am glad to see young people join in on this.ReplyDeleteRepliesReplyIndrani10:22 PMAmazing! nature has given them such a beautiful defensive mechanism against those herbivores.Great shot, Sandy!ReplyDeleteRepliesReplyJoyce's Journey10:36 PMBeautiful photo! Happy SWF and a wonderful time to you while vacationing in NC!!ReplyDeleteRepliesReplyPat - Arkansas10:38 PMAll your weeds are wildflowers! Wonderful shot of a beautiful, if prickly, plant. Nice Sky Watch! I hope you are enjoying your time away!ReplyDeleteRepliesReplyAnonymous10:49 PMthat's an interesting flower! i havent seen sth like that real. happy skywatchintg, sandy!My entries for this week here:Joys in LifeDancing in Midlife TuneReplyDeleteRepliesReplyFaery10:53 PMWow this picture is fabulous, I love the colors.ReplyDeleteRepliesReplyLuiz Santilli Jr10:56 PMBeautiful colors!Have a happy weekend!LuizReplyDeleteRepliesReplyHFD6011:24 PMgreat skwywatch capture...ReplyDeleteRepliesReplyJim11:26 PMWow Sandy, those are pretty! I think they are bad for farmers though, we called them 'Purple Thistles." They sure show off the sky! I'm having clouds viewed from above in the sky today. Happy Skywatching,..ReplyDeleteRepliesReplyabb11:58 PMThistles are such wonderful blooms, especially against a blue sky. Perfect SWF.ReplyDeleteRepliesReplyFish Whisperer12:20 AMVery nice photograph. The colors are great.CheersReplyDeleteRepliesReplyWhitney12:27 AMbeautiful shot! that is an unusual looking plant but it looks so pretty against the bright blue sky! Great skywatch friday shot!ReplyDeleteRepliesReplyAnonymous1:02 AMWow, that's a beautiful shot of the thistle!Hope you can hop by my SWF photos in these blogs:Jenn Was HereShutter HappeningsThanks! Happy Friday!ReplyDeleteRepliesReplyJuliana1:28 AMgreat shotMine in here ThanksReplyDeleteRepliesReplyAnonymous1:28 AMcool shotMy SWF post in here ThanksReplyDeleteRepliesReplyJules2:51 AMReally nice job Sandy. But a thistle on the pier? Seriously? On our piers we have shops and seagulls and fish and fishermen. But sadly, not a lot of wild plants.ReplyDeleteRepliesReplyAnonymous3:18 AMBeautiful thistle. That bright blue sky with just a wisp of cloud makes a great backdrop.I was on my knees alongside our country road today taking a similar type photo, and a man stopped to see if I needed help. I did. I needed him to step aside and take his shadow with him, but of course that isn't how I answered! The world is too short on kindness to be flippant about receiving it.ReplyDeleteRepliesReplyAnonymous4:12 AMA prickly customer, Sandy - but makes a good picture.ReplyDeleteRepliesReplyAnonymous4:49 AMSharp shot of a thistle!ReplyDeleteRepliesReplynina at Nature Remains.6:49 AMFlowers against the sky are always lovely.Nina at Nature RemainsReplyDeleteRepliesReplyPappy7:23 AMThistle win the SWF prize for sure. Very nicely done. PappyReplyDeleteRepliesReplyAnonymous8:31 AMTruly magical...as always.ReplyDeleteRepliesReplyAphotoAday8:45 AMVery nice, Sandy... Hope you are having a great Sky Watch Friday...ReplyDeleteRepliesReplyAnonymous9:20 AMInteresting flower...Happy SWF!ReplyDeleteRepliesReplyAnonymous10:14 AMGreat macro shot. Nice color.ReplyDeleteRepliesReplystoryteller10:52 AMIt’s hard to imagine such a prickly plant can produce such a lovely purple flower. I love the hazy blue sky behind it.Hugs and blessings,ReplyDeleteRepliesReplypts11:23 AMso lovely!ReplyDeleteRepliesReplyRuneE12:05 PMYou must bring the picture to Scotland - it is their national flower (or symbol). They will love it!ReplyDeleteRepliesReplyRaven12:10 PMLovely shot as always.ReplyDeleteRepliesReplyUnknown12:59 PMAs always, this is spectacular.p.s. i have a gift for you. it's here: Perfect Blend of FriendshipReplyDeleteRepliesReplyKristi2:30 PMHello other Carlson. Great photoReplyDeleteRepliesReplyMelli2:55 PMIsn't THAT just gorgeous! Love that perspective on the sky!ReplyDeleteRepliesReplybecky aka theRAV3:24 PMBeautiful. Love the touch of lavendar and the title.ReplyDeleteRepliesReplyesnorway5:42 PMgreat shoot have nice weekendReplyDeleteRepliesReplyDave Coulter5:58 PMExcellent shot, Sandy!ReplyDeleteRepliesReplyLouis la Vache11:49 PM"Louis" has been buried deeper than his cowbell in work - and will be for the next month or so. He hasn't paused to say 'hello' when he has stopped by.ReplyDeleteRepliesReplyPietro Brosio12:48 AMVery fine and amazing picture, Sandy.ReplyDeleteRepliesReplyAnonymous2:50 AMgreat macro of the thistle! Thanks for visiting wrenaissance, and for all your work on Skywatch.ReplyDeleteRepliesReplyMarie3:30 AMWhat a beautiful photo :) We have these flowers in Norway too.ReplyDeleteRepliesReplyMarkus Latva-aho6:01 AMHi, It's fun how these purple flowers seem always the same. No matter witch part of the world. It seem so unbelievable that it can spread allover. Happy Sky watch!ReplyDeleteRepliesReplyLinda12:11 PMBeautiful against the blue sky. Great picture as always.ReplyDeleteRepliesReplyMax-e1:09 PMHi Sandy, nice capture. I always like seeing something differentReplyDeleteRepliesReplymaryt/theteach1:36 PMA real beauty, Sandy! Enjoy yourself in North Carolina! :)ReplyDeleteRepliesReplycoolgirlsar5:12 AMBeautiful. Happy Sky Watch Friday.ReplyDeleteRepliesReplyPetunia7:29 AMLovely:)Petunia's ABC Wednesday/SWF postReplyDeleteRepliesReplyKerri Farley8:00 AMFAbulous pic Sandy!! I'm a bit late in getting round!ReplyDeleteRepliesReplyCatherine4:15 PMBeautiful thistle~and oh yea beautiful sky as well!Great sky~watch capture Sandy!Happy sky~watching!CatReplyDeleteRepliesReplyTorsdag 19529:37 PMI think we all are waiting for butterflys visiting the thistle. Very lovely!ReplyDeleteRepliesReplyAnonymous1:14 AMI love the comparison to Blake--I've had the same thought about a dog's ear. Then, as Whitman said, miracles are everywhere.ReplyDeleteRepliesReplyAdd commentLoad more... Post a Comment Thanks for being here.