Species from California, Oregon, Idaho, Nevada Common name: Cobwebby thistle Photographed on the Balconies Cliffs Trail, Pinnacles National Monument, San Benito County, California
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The Great Yellow Bumble Bee and the Machair.. (a Bee for Esme)
It’s always nice to have someone in mind when painting things and this bee came about due to a note from my friend Esme who lives way up north on the Isle of Lewis. She wrote to me saying that they had seen quite a few of these big and beautiful endangered Bumble Bees while walking on the “machair”. I have never seen the machair but judging by the photos, it is a sight to behold! Swathes of flowers starting with yellow hues in May,( is it like that now Esme?) changing to pinks and purples…
Scottish thistle texture
Mucking about with some textures this afternoon... I thought this Scottish Thistle from a recent trip to the canal worked well... Texture kindly offered as an open source through Shadowhouse Creations Check this site out, a very generous, inspirational and cool site...
Pendant: Heart and Scottish Thistle Locket - 92.5 Sterling Silver ⋆ Celtic Jackalope
Beautifully detailed Sterling Silver Heart Locket adorned with a Scottish Thistle. Hand Cast .925 Sterling Silver Measures 1.5" H X 1" W X .5" Depth The prickly purple thistle was adopted as the Emblem of Scotland during the rein of Alexander III (1249 -1286). Legend has it that an Army of King Haakon of Norway, intent on conquering the Scots landed at the Coast of Largs at night to surprise the sleeping Scottish Clansmen. In order to move more stealthily under the cover of darkness the…