Did I mention that I love thistles? They had these lovely thistles at the ocean.
I was holding it still in the wind so I could actually capture the flower without blur. It was very windy!
I managed to capture this insect. I'm still trying to identify it. I have another picture with one in it on a rhody bloom.
A closer look.
A little blurry, but I like it.
And here are the ones in my yard.
Not yet ready to flower.
Just starting to flower.