08-23-13 Singled Out – Morning Light on Grass #1

This is the first in a series that I am calling “Singled Out.” The series is an attempt to show you that photographers have the power to make the mundane interesting. All it takes is the right framing and the right light. All of the subjects in this series are considered weeds.

An Evil Flower?

Not only is this a “weed,” but it is a “noxious weed” – aka a “thistle.” But it is also a flower and when I was taking pictures of this intriguing plant, I was wondering what makes some flowers (roses and lillies, for example) “flowers” and what makes others (Canadian thistle and dandelions) “weeds?” I…