Thistle silk

The ends of a thistle are soft and silky.

I wonder how it would work as pillow stuffing?

Thistle Silk

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Spread

That is what these thistles are up to, spreading their seeds far and wide. The neighbor’s ranch has many, many thistles, and they are creeping onto our little Back Forty.

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Nikon D5100 f16 1/250s 55-300mm lens

Still, they make for pretty pictures.