Saturday, May 29, 2010

Beautiful...but with consequences...

I don't know what this wildflower is...
but I do know you don't want to pick it...
bare handed...I learned the hard way...
several years ago I saw a bunch on the side of the road...
pulled over...grabbed a hold...and got little thorns...
the type that sting...all in my hands...now...
I just admire them....no picking them....

6 comments:

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

Looks a bit like Thistle?
Horses like to eat them....thorns and all. lol!


~Lisa

Karen said...

Yes'm! Thistles are only beautiful to look at... and if there is a huge, huge field of them, they smell wonderful. We have them at our deer lease.
Enjoy your weekend!
Karen
Ladybug Creek

♥ Kathy said...

I agree that that is a thistle flower but shame on you Deb lol you KNOW it's illegal to pick wildflowers in Texas ;) Of course I've done it myself. Sometimes you can't resist!! Happy Memorial Day!

bj said...

Something so pretty shouldn't hurt so much!! Thistle, stinging nettle...pretty to look at but no fun to hold!
xo bj

bettyl said...

It seems that all over nature there are the beauties that are destined to be admired from afar!

Sares said...

Tricky little buggers!