Photo-a-Day (Sunday, 27th August, 2017)
Simply amazing! Many thanks.
"Sticky Bobs" come to mind when I see that plant..... That's what we used to call them as kids! What would we do without those busy bees? Very good close up!
Brilliant camera work John..and such lovely natural colours..we'd be totally lost without those bees.
Beautiful photo John. Three busy bees doing what they do best.
Great photo, what a great sight to see the bees busy doing their magnificent work.
Nice one John. White-tailed bumblebees I'd say.
This is a fabulous photo, from someone who knows nothing about photography, I think it's one of the best I've seen for clarity and colour.
Just read my comment, I mean that I don't know anything about photography, but appreciate this lovely photo!
Veronica, is this the Sticky bob plant or a Scottish Thistle?
It is a Scottish Thistle Ken there are many varieties. We only knew them as 'Sticky Bobs' in Scholes! I don't know where the name comes from ...perhaps Robert the Bruce had something to do with it ! There is a Latin Heraldic saying for the thistle
Which goes ....'Nemo Me Impune Lacessit'..'.No One Attacks Me With Impunity".... Perhaps that's because of the prickles! :0)). Cheers!
Ken R, I too thought it was a Thistle, and that the Sticky Bob was maybe a Burdock. I'm open to correction about that, it's a very long time since I was "tortured" by my mum getting them out of my hair!
Further to the 'Sticky Bobs' I have looked the plant up and Ellen is correct -although it is very similar to the Thistle- which did stick to clothes and hair!