Wordless Wednesday - Yes, I KNOW It's A Weed.....But It's Pretty

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Thistle in Bloom in Olympia

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Cindy Jones
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Is it a thistle?  I do think it's pretty too as long as it's not in my garden.

Jul 24, 2013 10:19 AM #1
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Nancy Conner
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Hi Cindy - yes, it is a thistle. I've been noticing its bloom every time I walk my dog down our driveway (quarter mile long driveway) - it's in the "wild" area that we don't landscape, and I agree it wouldn't be so pretty to see it my garden!
Jul 24, 2013 10:35 AM #2
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Patricia Kennedy
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Nancy, it doesn't look like a week to me.  The thistles are such a pretty color.

Jul 24, 2013 12:13 PM #3
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Hi Nancy,

I looks like a very unusual plant but I did not know it was a weed. I get this tiny ground covering with yellow flowers on it and it is a weed but it is pretty so I let it grow unless it gets too big but it still come back. Yep, it is a WEED.

Jul 24, 2013 03:25 PM #4
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Michele Cadogan 917-861-9166
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I agree, even though its  a weed it does have such a pretty color and makes for an interesting picture. 

Jul 24, 2013 10:42 PM #5
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Marney Kirk
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Nancy, that weed looks nicer than most of my plants! LOL I love it!

Jul 25, 2013 01:27 AM #6
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Nancy Conner
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I think that's what I love too Patricia - such a lovely purple!! (or pinkish purple)

Kristin - I agree that if something is pretty, I'm OK with it sticking around - until it starts taking over the world!

Thank you Michele - I walked by it admiring it for several days before I realized I should take a picture!

LOL Marney!  It does sometimes seem like our notions of what is a flower and what is a weed is kind of arbitrary - and not necessarily linked to whether it is great to look at!  My little granddaughter is quite a fan of dandelions - LOL

Jul 25, 2013 06:42 AM #7
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Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
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I think it is pretty too, Nancy!  A weed is merely a flower that is a nuisance that is growing where it isn't supposed to.  The same thing happens when you try to label a varmint, when it may only be a critter:-)

Jul 25, 2013 09:58 AM #8
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Good points Myrl - and I SO enjoy some of the wild critters in our yard.....except when I catch them munching my veggie garden!  LOL  Then they are those darn varmints for sure....

Jul 26, 2013 06:02 AM #9
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