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The Fuller's Thistle, or Teasle

By mandarinkay
not my usual flowers, I wanted something different so on one of my rare days of being able to go into the town, I went to the indoor market and got a few things that were a little different for a change! I also borrowed a daylight lamp from my friend and neighbour, and boy, what a difference that made! Using natural daylight was definately a nonstarter, the day was the darkest, greyest we had had through all that awful weather we had! Anyway, had a bit of a mess about in ps .... and this is the result. I haven't posted it before as I am so unsure of it ... maybe this is what is described as being out of the comfort zone a little bit? h'm .. well time will tell! Thanks to all for all the great comments on my out of the blue shot, surprised it did that well! Thanks for stopping by and looking please feel free to give your advice and tips ... I would love your opinions on this! Take care all!
Karen xxx

I forgot to add this bit of info ....
Time : They flower in July, and are ripe in the end of August.

Government and virtues : It is an herb of Venus. Dioscorides saith, That the root bruised and boiled in wine, till it be thick, and kept in a brazen vessel, and after spread as a salve, and applied to the fundament, doth heal the cleft thereof, cankers and fistulas therein, also takes away warts and wens. The juice of the leaves dropped into the ears, kills worms in them. The distilled water of the leaves dropped into the eyes, takes away redness and mists in them that hinder the sight, and is often used by women to preserve their beauty, and to take away redness and inflammations, and all other heat or discolourings

It all sounds a tad yukky to me! LOL!

Tags: Blue Plants Flora Flowers and plants Digitally manipulated Teasle Fullers thistle Pop-out frame

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Hoffy 16 262 16 England
6 Aug 2007 5:53PM
Clever, It works well.
6 Aug 2007 6:09PM
Superb image, nice presentation,
chase Plus
15 2.2k 566 England
6 Aug 2007 6:12PM
Looks like a variety of Eryngium or Sea Holly Karen.
Good colours & I like the idea here. I would have preffered fewer subjects in the frame,3 is a good number to play with.I would have omitted the very top two (one to the top left & the other behind the main flower)..difficult decision though when they are all attached to the stem Wink
I like the style of presentation with the key line taking the colour from the flowers.
ESP 14 26 England
6 Aug 2007 6:14PM
Lovely presentation and compositon of this interesting plant ....maybe a bit much going on in the shot..but I like your idea Smile


Click for your info too Wink
it happens 16 109
6 Aug 2007 7:19PM
I'm growing sea holly and its only just started turning blue, cant wait till it's an all over blue hue. I really like your pic, slightly busy but i like it.
jaktis Plus
17 84 Sweden
6 Aug 2007 7:42PM
A great presentation

elcid 16 150 England
6 Aug 2007 8:08PM
Great shot and colours, shure I could drink after it's been fermented.

rikewoo 18 347 1 United Kingdom
6 Aug 2007 9:56PM
This is just beautiful. A lovely depiction of an aspect of Nature, so very well done.

taggart Plus
16 47 14 United States
6 Aug 2007 10:07PM
Tied together nicely with the blue stroke, this becomes a splendid image!
I love you description-- Glad I -- umm son't have any of those problems.......

Hop-A-Long 14 52 1 England
6 Aug 2007 10:25PM
Beautiful image. Great colour.
magnus 16 661 5 United Arab Emirates
7 Aug 2007 6:43AM
Really well put together!
wyatturp 15 2 England
7 Aug 2007 3:59PM
Well done

jaspernina 14 1.0k Wales
7 Aug 2007 6:20PM
Absolutely stunning with great presentation.

well done.

franken Plus
18 5.3k 4 United Kingdom
7 Aug 2007 8:20PM
A wonderful image, superb colours and presentation.

Take-a-View 17 293 5 United Kingdom
8 Aug 2007 1:10AM
lovely colours and composition
Mavis 19 143 2 England
8 Aug 2007 10:21PM
Very beautiful Karen . Love how it pops out of the frame . I will do it ONE day xx
sparklep 14 146 1
9 Aug 2007 1:04PM
I am so jelous. This is absolutely stunning and so clever. Jelous in a nice way though.
chrissd 15 304 United Kingdom
13 Aug 2007 6:26AM
lovely image, excellent work
Possum 14 148 England
13 Aug 2007 12:07PM
Clever presentation; they look as if they're popping out of the frame!
Dotrob 15 Wales
14 Aug 2007 12:08PM
Love it, super colours and presentation.
Buffalo_Tom Plus
14 2.3k 18 Wales
19 Aug 2007 8:42AM
Superb Karen.
mmmmmmmmmmm 12 18 United Kingdom
23 Feb 2009 9:10PM
hi keren
Superb image, Lovely colours and composition
keep tham coming
abby x

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