Sunday, November 25, 2012

Scotch Thistle

I never did find the final lighthouse. Later I learned that the one that I was looking for was five miles off the coast near Maumee State Park and only visible on good days through a high powered telescope.

I did find Pickerel Creek Wildlife Area near Marblehead which was full of blue and white herons along with some ducks I couldn't identify. Unfortunately I didn't get any decent pictures. They were either too far away for my zoom or would take off when I finally got them in focus.

So here is a picture of the only thing I could get into focus because it was the only thing in the wildlife area that would stay still long enough for me to get a snapshot.

A Scotch Thistle going to seed.


3 comments:

Toffeeapple said...

That is the problem with trying to capture birds!

Isabelle said...

Plants are very helpful in that they are prepared to pose. Unlike my grandson!

Karen said...

Toffeeapple: I think it is more a problem with my not knowing how to take my camera off auto and using it properly.

Isabelle: Yes, but this thistle isn't half as cute as your grandson.