The other day Ed Knepley in his terrific blog ‘Photography Improvement’ showed a photo from his collection of what he described as ‘The Common Thistle.’
Here in The Land Down Under their common name is ‘Scotch Thistle’ because they were introduced here by early settlers who hailed from Scotland.
Like many Aussies I’ve Scottish ancestry and the Scotch Thistle has a special place in my heart, or should I say, on my right leg.
That’s right I proudly display a tattoo on my calf of a Scotch Thistle SWMBO found growing wild near our place about twenty years ago. She picked it of course and directed me to have a tattoo created from it.
The tattooists made a realistic image of the real thing and did a good job as the ink has hardly faded even though I wear shorts most year round.
Here’s an iPhone selfie of the thistle taken just a few minutes ago. Sorry that it’s not up to Ed’s great standard.
Hoo roo for now.