Hi Eve a magnificent thistle looks a lot like Musk thistle or Nodding thistle (Carduus nutans).
Musk thistle was introduced into the eastern North America in the early 19th century and has a long history there as an invasive species. It has been declared a noxious weed in Australia, many U.S. states and Canadian provinces. Some farmers spend many hours attempting to rid them from farm ground, mostly pastures. It is equally noxious to farming operations in New Zealand.
But is definitely beautiful!
Best wishes, Erik
Guten abend Wilfried Vielen Dank für Ihre freundlichen Worte :-)
Szédületesek a madár fotóid is....szinte már úgy érzem, hogy meg lehet ezt csinálni-nekem is-,csak ilyenkor az önbizalmamon a bányászbéka ül!!!!
Splendid view my friend..congrats from Md.Absar, Purnia, Bihar, India.
Thanks Tom. Isn't this one of the great places in the US to bring a camera?
Very nice serie of wild flowers! L1
Yes, indeed. The deep canyons of central Idaho seem to go on forever.
Nice colors and place, fantastic, thanks you for sharing!!!!