I remember seeing Eeyore eating huge thistles in Winnie the Pooh and I always wondered where those were. In fact the only reason I knew of them was because that was Eeyore's food of choice. Since living in Georgia I've now seen these gigantic thistles. Man I love them. And the blooms on them, one of my favorite colors. Such a magnificient shade of lavender. Love it.
Through the summer I've watched one of these plants grow to maturity. It's one of my favorite things to look at each time I go on my walk with Saddi. A couple of weeks ago it was crazy busy with butterflies. Kyra caught one on a bloom with my phone.
Now this week it's been a golden finch. Each day as I went by without a camera or phone I was thinking, "Dang! There he is, where's my camera! What a photo op!"
This morning I had my phone with me. I couldn't get very close but if you look carefully you can see the little guy. He was working hard, eating out the dried seeds. Maybe I'll try and get a better camera down there next week. I wonder if he'll still be around or another creature enjoying the thistle as much as I do.