“Canada Thistle”

“Canada Thistle - Cirsium arvense

“I am so grateful to be here on this awesome planet with it’s diverse life – everything we need to not just survive but to thrive. I am excited to continually learn more about it, and always curious to see what is going to come up next.”
― Jay Woodman

What better image to post for Canada’s 150th Birthday? I have several, but this Canada Thistle seemed quite appropriate. Despite its name, it is not a native plant, much like many of the citizens of this great country.

When doing my research, if found that of the twelve thistles that grow in Ontario, only one is native. I see it as an analogy to Canada’s people as well. We all came from somewhere else, but you’d think we’ve been here forever, a part of the county’s nature. We become part of our communities, creating a diverse and rich culture, a landscape of people, if you will. Though the country has gone through some bumps along the way, it’s a great place to live and I could not think of anywhere else I’d rather live.

Nikon D800
Tamron SP AF 90mm f/2.8 Di Macro 1:1 (272ENII)@90mm
0.8 sec, f/40.0ISO 100

High Resolution image on 500px

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One Comment on ““Canada Thistle”

  1. I feel the same about the US. Yes, we’ve had some trials and joys, but there is no where else I’d rather be this Independence Day.

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