Two for one Thistle Sunday…

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Thistles are one of the most familiar types of weeds because of the spines on their weeds and flower heads. There are about 200 species in the world, mainly in the Northern Hemisphere.The thistles are members of the Daisy family-Compositae. The top pic is a Star thistle-also known as Common or Bull Thistle.The bottom pic is a Sow Thistle.Just another weed no one really lookin’ at but me.These two weeds were found at the corner of mine and my neighbors’s yards. By the way the vine you see is a honey vine milk weed getting a start on the season.More to come on that beautiful smelling weed.All pic by td-thanks to ‘Weeds”-a Golden Book for help.

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Thoreau for Sunday…

Meanwhile my beans, the length of whose rows, added together, was seven miles already planted, were impatient to be hoed, for the earliest had grown considerably before the latest were in the ground; indeed they were not easily to be put off. what was the meaning of this so steady to be put off. what was the meaning of this so steady and self-respecting this small Herculean labor, I knew not,I came to love my rows, my beans, though so may more than I wanted. They attached me to the earth, and so I got strength like Antaeus….The Bean Field-Walden 1854.img_0795

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beans are mine-td(the variety is Contender-a bush bean).Happy Sunday!