Why on Earth am I enamored with thistles?
They're noxious weeds, yet so beautiful and my bees love it, so I let it grow in my ox pasture next to my house. I've tried to turn them into cut flowers, but they put up too much of a fight.
Connor isn't as impressed. For an old fart who is supposed to have only another 4 months to live after spleen cancer, he's showing no signs of slowing down.
Video of our evening constitutional:
All the more reason to stop to smell the roses, or thistles.
They barely have a fragrance, in case you're wondering.
Just wait until my irises start to bloom. Spring truly is the most inspiring season in the Deep South.