Thursday, August 28, 2008

I had a dream

I dreamed I was walking in a field of thistle.
Butterflies surrounded me.

This morning I went hunting for a field of thistle.

I found two.

Dreams can come true.

I will keep hunting for thistle and butterflies.
I will keep the dream alive.


Marimoy said...

I do appreciate good thistles!

Lisa at Greenbow said...

You and MLK had a dream worthy of pursuit today. :) Lovely thistles.

Cheryl said...

Dear Sherry....your photographs take me places where not many visit....I do love how the simplicity of your post say so much...lovely lovely post......I share your dreams.....

Anonymous said...

"Just living is not enough," said the butterfly.
"One must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower."
- Hans Christian Andersen

Perhaps thistles??
I am serving Plum Cake in my Guildwood garden.
cheers Gisela

Jules and Ken said...

A belated Happy Anniversary!
I love your finch photos, we enjoy watching the couple at our cone flowers, but haven't been able to get a good photo.

Mary said...

Keep hunting, as I will, too. It's the beginning of the end of the season, you know! I'm not giving up and I know you won't...

kkryno said...

Your dreams are made real for all of those you share your heart with. Thank you for you, Sherry.
Love, Vikki

Q said...

Dear Mimi,
Me too!

Q said...

Dear Lisa,
LOL!!MLK might not think my dream as socially aware as his. I do think someone needs to speak for the butterflies and the wild flowers!
I am looking for Monarchs on Thistle or Hummingbirds on Thistle. I liked the Swallowtails and the Gold Finches in the Thistle, very pretty.
I shall go thistle hunting again soon. The thistle is so very lovely right now almost at peak bloom.

Q said...

Dear Cheryl,
Thank you. I keep hoping people will begin to see how beautiful the "weeds" are and stop killing them!!!
I think I shall do thistle awareness workshops. LOL..At least I can show how beautiful bugs and weeds are.
Thank you for loving the bugs.

Q said...

Dear Gisela,
Nice quote...thanks.
The plum cake looks yummy.
Happy weekend. It is a three day holiday for me. My husband will be home. I hope we go bug hunting....

Q said...

Dear Jules,
Thank you. I find if I sit quietly the Gold Finches forget I am about.
Have a safe and fun weekend.

Q said...

Dear Mary,
I am thinking of trying to grow thistles again in my backyard. The last ones the deer ate.
I do think they are beautiful, and the bugs really like them and need them.
I am on "bug rights" "Stop the killing of our good weeds" and other ralling calls.
Shall we march together?? I will bring the bees.

Q said...

Dear Vikki,
Thank you! I saw the highway department spraying the roadway and I almost started to cry....
All the bugs and the plants that were killed for no reason what so ever... They can come live at my house. I have bittersweet growing. It became endangered after being sprayed to death! Silly and stupid humans!!!
I am watching Monarchs, maybe ten, glide around my yard enjoying the wild milkweed...another sprayed to death sort of vine...
I am on a soap box...
"Save the weeds!"

ChrisND said...

Very nice...I'm glad I'm not the only one who stops to admire the thistles...although I also think the burdock looks nice in flower (in the wild).

Q said...

Dear Chris,
The Butterflies love the thistle as do bees. If it is good for them it is good for me.
I also stop for Goldenrod and Queen Ann's Lace. I will have to go Burdock hunting! I bet the bugs like it too.
Have a safe weekend.

Wendy said...

Beautiful photos. Your goldfinch looks as if he's wearing a thistle crown!

Unknown said...

Thistles look similar to knapweed, well the color, for sure... I wonder if they are related tho. My post with similar flowers is at my other blog, Poetry & me. There are some very pretty weeds out there, I found a yellow one in my backyard this summer that is gorgeous, I posted that also.

I love your dreams Sherry, they sure are colorful... and fun to look at... it'a always a pleasure to come over to your journal. I enjoyed immensely!

Q said...

Dear Wendy,
He does look as if he has a crown on. I was very pleased to find many beautiful thistles with birds and bugs!

Q said...

Dear Carol,
I am so happy you enjoyed the photo essay. I do have fun hunting for blooms and bugs! I will do a search for "knapweed" and pop over to see your pretty blooms. I am wild for the wild flowers. The bees and the butterflies seem to go for them too.