Thursday, September 06, 2007

Thistle time

"What if you slept, and what if in your sleep you dreamed, and what if in your dream you went to heaven and there plucked a strange and beautiful flower, and what if when you awoke you had the flower in your hand?

Ah, what then?"

—Samuel Taylor Coleridge

12 comments:

Mary said...

Awwwww... Lord, I love goldfinches and you found the perfect shot of one in thistle heaven. What a dream!

Dave said...

Nice thought.

mon@rch said...

The goldfinch have been so active recently! Bravo!

KGMom said...

Laura--you are the master of the lovely photo and the perfect quote!

By the way, I so love the photo of Luka that I copied it, and put it on my work computer as my desktop photo to look at. Such a cute puppy with a sandy salty nose.

Susan Gets Native said...

What then, indeed.

I marvel at goldfinches. How can they climb around on thistle and not get their little toes stuck?

dguzman said...

Love that Coleridge.

Sandy said...

You find the nicest quotes to go with your shots!

Lynne said...

Oooh, I like this one Laura!

Q said...

Beautiful! The Gold Finches are one of my favorite birds.
Sherry, who loves thistle..

Laurie said...

Wonderful quote and photo.

Dorothy said...

Oh my Laura, goldfinches are my favorites. I will miss them...they've been so active on the thistle-sox I put out for them.

Beautiful photo!

RuthieJ said...

Sweet little goldfinch....I clicked to enlarge the picture and could see he's working very diligently on getting a snack from that thistle.