Saturday, June 13, 2015

Thistles


Thistle: for some, it is troublesome weed.


Others say it is invasive.


Farmers say it competes with useful plants


and its spiny stems interfere with grazing in pastures.


Some of us enjoy how it colors the roadsides


and stands out in green meadows.


To others, it is a banquet, a five-star restaurant, and Grandma's Sunday dinner.


And the earth brought forth grass, and herb yielding seed after his kind, and the tree yielding fruit, whose seed was in itself, after his kind: and God saw that it was good. ~Genesis 1:12