"Across the Pond"
the thistle is an ancient Celtic heraldic symbol
denoting one's nobility, character, and birth.
the thistle is considered a national symbol.
was allegedly used by the Navajo and Hopi Indians
for medicinal purposes.
It blooms pink-purple in the Arizona desert
from March to September.
Painted Ladies find it very attractive.
So, now I ask you...
Why do they annoy me so,
Why are they persistently attempting
to root themselves all over my
What are these things anyway???
War Emblems...Wonder Drugs....Wildflowers...or Weeds?
must truly be in the eyes of the beholder...
At least, the Painted Ladies (and the artist in me) think it so! ;)