Winter Thistle



This beautiful thistle stands in the prairie just beyond our gate and little wooden bridge into the woodlands. I love wildflowers like these that retain their beauty throughout the seasons. You can see it in summer here with it's soft lavender hue.


I am so excited to announce the Life-n-Reflection's new weekly Photography Meme... SEASONS!! It's been a long time coming. I live and create a life connected to the seasons. Cooking with seasonal fresh produce, creating with in-season herbs and fragrances, filling our home with seasonal color, and wandlerlusting (yes, I just made up that word) with my camera in tow every season. I am still inspired by textures natural and enhanced. I will continue to share photography editing tips and tutorials without the weekly Texture Twist. The Seasons meme requires no texture. Seasonal photography, stories, and projects are welcome! The link up is open Monday through Friday each week and will be shared across Instagram too for those with or without a blog! Phew... now let's get this started!!





Enhanced with the Lavender Lush Overlays

 

SEASONS Photo Challenge

 

18 comments :

  1. I actually like thistles. :) Nice to see a new Meme coming. Hope it works well and gets many people to join.
    Happy New Year to you.

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    1. Thank you, Happy New Year to you as well!

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  2. Magnificent new meme! Your seasonal thistle photos are wonderful.

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    1. Thank you Kristen, I am really excited about the meme!

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  3. Count me in.
    Your photo is great. I am always drawn to seedpods for macro shots.

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    1. Thanks Gayle, me too and we have plenty of them in our woods!

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  4. Oops...posted before I read it's a new meme so I did delete it. Will stop back with one more seasonal to link up. Sounds like a fun meme. :)

    Peabea@Peabea Scribbles

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    1. No worries Patricia, you know I love textures too!

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    2. Thank you...loved seeing your visit and link up. I added a seasonal to mine so I could incorporate this into my meme so I can link up here. :)

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  5. I love Thistle, it is beautiful all year round.

    mollyxxx

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  6. Thank you for hosting this link up. I always enjoy seeing the other people's views of life through their lens! It sparks such awe and creativity too.

    Blessings,
    Carol

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  7. Thanks for opening this new photo linkup! I had stopped using textures very often, so I'm pleased to see your new Seasons theme!

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  8. Congrats on your linky! These are all stunning.

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  9. Your photos are fantastic! I thing flowers are great even after the blooms are gone, too! I love the idea of your link-up. What day does it start and how long is it open??

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  10. These are very nice pictures of a thistle. Good to hear about new meme. Happy New Year.

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