Not quite thistles but sticky and sharp nevertheless.
A rusty nail in a 2 x 4, on top of a fence board. In the background we see a fuzzy birch tree in fall colors of yellow and green, against a deep blue sky.
Picture taken from my back yard.
The Central Station in Stockholm, Sweden.
A busy place in the middle of the daily commute.
Manually laid rock path. Somewhere in China.
Lichen covered slate fragments frame a mountain valley with snow and cold rivers. Eerie fog obscures the horizon.
Picture taken between from the Kebnekaise mountain towards the Kebnekaise Mountain Station, Sweden.
A walled garden.
From Dromoland Castle, Co Clare, Ireland.
Barren moonlike landscape, from the northwest side of Mt. St. Helens.
The volcano erupted violently in 1980 and devastated the area. Forest has still not grown back at the higher elevations. Rivers of erosion are clearly visible.
Gray pipes against an orange/red background, found behind a store in Redmond, WA.
Overlooking the main square of the mountain village of Machu Picchu, Peru.
Kay observed that the stone buildings were reminiscent of an old Irish fishing village, and I had to concur. This led us to the, slightly irreverent, theory that the Irish actually populated the area thousands of years before the Incas, and definitely before the Spanish arrived.
A sculpture reminicent of Tin Man in the Wizard of Oz.
This sculpture is “attached” to a building through a series of air duct pipes, in Bellevue, WA.
I don’t know the significance of the HVAC setting but after having seen the 2007 Tin Man reenactment of the Wizard of Oz, he is actually quite life-like.