Monday, October 13, 2014


These large thistles are common in the Wasatch Mountains and in fields and along streams in the valleys. They take on their striking appearance in the Autumn when the leaves are beginning to turn bright colors of yellow and red. The stalks and dried flower pods are commonly used in flower arrangements and I had to resist the desire to take a few home for that purpose. But once I touched the stems, I realized that without some sturdy gloves and a sharp knife, I probably should leave them where they were.

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