Nature's Hues: Early Fall

Fall will not be outdone by Spring. It dons a wardrobe just as spectacular. It gushes forth a colorful harvest, drawing all of nature's creatures to its vast, bountiful table... 

Some of the costumes are quite exotic.

Almost alien-looking... or like creatures of the deep sea.

This little photographic study of thistles piqued my curiosity. I found that the thistle is an ancient Celtic symbol of nobility. It has been the national symbol of Scotland since the thirteenth century.

The scene from Braveheart in which the little girl Murron gives young William a thistle is deeply touching and highly symbolic. On that soundtrack, the song A Gift of a Thistle is heart wrenching and hauntingly beautiful. I wish it were longer.

I could say the same for Fall.

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