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I thought you'd never ask.
Thistle by the graveyard?
How people can confuse fanaticism with nihilism.
Or something lighter.
Oh, I don't know, beyond a certain point they are easy to confuse because they usually end up dead and rather light (Ashes to ashes and dust to dust ...)
There in the arrangement of the thistle's prickles is that Fibonacci spiral again. It's everywhere: in sunflowers, seashells, the Milky Way. I'd venture to guess one could find the Fibonacci spiral in all the best vortexes.
Is that top picture a still from the Scottish Thistle version of On The Town?"Glas-glow! Glas-glow!The Orkneys are up,and England is down,The people walkon the peaty old ground"
Meade: where do you GET this stuff? You are a treasure trove of information!If that thistle were growing in Washington State, we would have the noxious weed control folks out.
Thistles growing by the railroad tracks,No one notes or cares;Like humanity's big strong back:Simply staunchly there.
Thistle always makes me think of "The Day of the Triffids"....
They were singin'Bye, bye, Miss American Piedrove my Chevy to the levy and the levy was dryand good ole boys were drinkin' whiskey and rye [wry] singin'thistle be the day that I die.[or if you're going to your hairdresser]thistle be the day that I dye.
Originally the emblem of the House of Stuart, The Scottish Thistle is the national flower of Scotland. It is not unusual for a Scottish Bride to use Thistles in her Bouquet.And of course there is the funeral scene in Braveheart where young Wallace is given a Thistle by his future wife
I should also have said that it is the namesake of one of the 2 unofficial Scottish National Anthems.Flower of ScotlandScotland the Brave
Thanks, Roger. Just trying to give a little back after getting so much. Noxious weed is right! Consider us Hoosiers brothers-in-arms.
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