From the Pocket of a Dream
If you did not meet him live, it’s probably hard to believe – but he rightfully carries his fascinating name – ( stings like hell…) In Croatia we call it Devil’s Uncle. In Latin it is known as Eryngium Amethystinum. According to me it is one of the most beautiful and interesting flowers ever. Maybe I have a weird taste but this kind of flower begun to fascinate me already when I was a child. What I’ve learned much later was that thistle has been the national emblem of Scotland since 1249 and was used on silver coins issued by James III in 1470. Aside from all that – I think it’s a treat to see it in a field, somewhere beside the ditch or in the middle of a meadow.
The photos above are taken during my latest dates with some of these lovely gentlemen. 🙂
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