My Creative Mind

My Creative Mind

Saturday, September 02, 2006

Thistle

Ed and I took a drive down the coast today. We did not dare drive North, most of the valley traffic will be North ~ everyone wants to come to the beach when it is: #1 hot in the valley, #2 a holiday wknd or #3 just to get away from the city. So...we drove South.

Stopped and had breakfast at the Station Resturant in Bandon then got back in the car and just kept driving. We pulled into various campgrounds and viewpoints just to enjoy as much of the day as possible...but the fog prevented us from doing what we really wanted to do...take pictures! We had a specific picture we wanted to take, but there was no way with all that fog. We turned around at Prehistoric Gardens (no, we didn't visit there...we went several times when the boys were young - very much worth it if you are driving through) and headed North again.

On our way North we pulled into Cape Blanco State Park to use the restrooms and stretch our legs a big. This thistle was showing off its lavendar top and pointy bottom on one of the walkways. Isn't it beautiful? I am hoping to impress my son with this shot!!! It is my new desktop wallpaper.

Hopefully before the end of this 3 day wknd we will have the picture we were hoping to get today.

Blessings in my life:
My sister, whom I love and respect more and more each day
31.5 MPG
Having hubby share passages from the book he is currently reading,
thus sparking several days of wonderful discussion
Sea Mist Cranberry Wine
Milano Mint cookies (although not at the same time as the Sea Mist!!)

7 Comments:

At Saturday, September 02, 2006 5:29:00 PM, Blogger Patti said...

We had lunch at that restaurant last Sunday after visiting all the animals at the nearby walk-through safari. Nummy food!

 
At Saturday, September 02, 2006 5:53:00 PM, Blogger Melzie said...

That is an EXCELLENT shot :) xoxo melzie

 
At Saturday, September 02, 2006 6:30:00 PM, Blogger Evelyn aka Starfishy said...

Beautiful photo! Glad to hear that you are enjoying some time together.

Cheers!

Evelyn

 
At Saturday, September 02, 2006 6:34:00 PM, Blogger ForestJane said...

That thistle sure looks stickery!

We used to have to pull them up on summer days at camp before they got too tall - Ouch! What memories.

 
At Saturday, September 02, 2006 6:49:00 PM, Blogger Linda_J said...

Most wonderful day with your sweetie, Pam

 
At Sunday, September 03, 2006 5:24:00 AM, Blogger Gail said...

Great photo, thanks for sharing.

 
At Sunday, September 03, 2006 7:51:00 AM, Blogger quiltpixie said...

the thistle is great, not so exploded as to have lost the wonderful visual balance between the spiky base and the puffy top. Great picutre!

 

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