Cee’s Oddball Photo Challenge: Week 11–Thistles

Posted: May 13, 2014 in Cee's Photo Challenges, Food
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There’s no thistle so lovely as an artichoke.  Having a mom who grew up in California, I grew up eating artichokes.  But besides being delicious, they’re photogenic.  I sometimes think what a wonderful place the world would be if all thistles were artichokes.  🙂  But this easily qualifies for an “Oddball Photo.”

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  1. Cathy Ulrich says:

    Good one, Janet!

  2. Cee Neuner says:

    Your macros are absolutely gorgeous. Thanks for playing.

  3. Amy says:

    Very cool, Janet!

  4. I never knew artichokes were so beautiful. I love macro photos, especially food and flowers. Thanks for sharing, Janet. 🙂

    • Good morning, Lisa. I have some artichoke photos that look a bit like a sci-fi creature, too! 🙂 But yes, they are beautiful, both to see and to eat. Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your day.


  5. y. prior says:

    GREAT photos – and cool for the challenge 🙂

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  7. Cee Neuner says:

    Congratulations! I have selected your post to be featured in my Cee’s Odd Ball Photo Challenge.

  8. Easter Ellen says:

    Awesome photos! Congrats on being featured!

    • Thanks, Ellen. So glad you could stop by and that you like the photos of my favorite thistle.


      • Easter Ellen says:

        It was my pleasure 🙂 I have a picture of a thistle that I took a couple of weeks ago, but it doesn’t have the magic of your photo.

      • That’s because it’s not an artichoke, Ellen. 🙂 Thanks, though, I really appreciate that.

      • Easter Ellen says:

        Oh my gosh! How embarrassing! I really thought that the first picture was of a thistle and the second one, I presumed was before it burst out of the foliage. Had I read the text (which I just saw), I would not have been so embarrassed now (blush).
        Have a great day,

      • No need to be embarrassed. My joking comment was just meant to show that artichokes, by virtual of being so tasty, are vastly superior to thistles that just poke you and overtake yards and other areas. 🙂 Have a wonderful day, too.


      • Easter Ellen says:

        So very true.. and to be honest, I had no idea that they were so very beautiful. What a lovely post.

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  10. sunsetdragon says:

    great shots

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