Posts Tagged ‘Thistles’

I’ve brought you along with me many times to the deserted farm around the corner…and here we go again.

A developer (hissssss boooo) purchased  the property a few months ago and several of the buildings have been torn down. The two or three remaining have really deteriorated.

Yet…on a foggy morning last week there was so much beauty still to be found.

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Today is my photo version of The Dance of the Seven Veils: a slow reveal of one of the last buildings standing.

The tall brown stalks are mulleins going to seed. The mullein is a wildflower as well as an herbal utility player.  You can smoke it, drink it or apply it as a poultice.

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Or, you can crouch behind some to shoot your photographs, getting some pretty sweet vertical lines in the bargain.

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The fog doesn’t play a starring role in this series, yet it served as a filter for all of my shots that morning, subtly softening both the landscape and the buildings.  That will be more obvious in the next couple of posts.

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At least, that’s what this thistle plant looks like to me.

Five images, taken near Teal Pond after a morning rain.

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If you enlarge the first shot, you will see that our ninja is wearing a single diamond earring.

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Ah…but even tough guys have their softer sides.

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