Wild thistles can grow very big, especially when they are near the water, and rocks. I found these huge old thistles by the water edge where the boys went exploring. They were very beautiful and shiny under the sun.
I love this stage of thistle as much as the dandelion ones. I like to see the fuzzy things flying away in the wind to complete its circle of life. Even though it is a bit colder now, it is the best temperature to go on photo hunt. No sweat or burn to worry!
I couldn't get close to these flowers since they were by the rocky edge of the water. I zoomed all the way in to get these pictures. Their shiny fuzz got my attention!
Linking this post to A Few of My Favorite Things, Finding Beauty Friday