Monday, August 9, 2010

August 7 photo of the day

I'm not sure what this plant is - some sort of thistle, I think. The flower and cone are about three inches long. There were several in Thorp, WA, a little town on the east side of the Cascades near Ellensburg. I couldn't decide which one to post, so I'm posting both.

Bees here are so much friendlier than the ones in Arizona. I was pretty close to this guy - maybe a foot away.

1 comment:

  1. I do believe the bee has landed on the thistle flower innards...see the tufts of purple at the bottom? Great photo, Kate! *bzzzz bzzz*