Monday, 2 August 2010

Chardons... ardents

On Saturday I took my Mum to the King's Veg garden shop and look what we saw! Aren't these thistles gorgeous? Anyone wanting to know more about the garden and shop can click on the 'Potager' label below. Oh, and that's Saint-Louis cathedral in the background.
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Samedi j'ai emmené ma Maman au magasin du Potager du Roi. Regardez-moi ces chardons, ils ne sont pas beaux ? Ah, au fait, en toile de fond, c'est la cathédrale Saint-Louis.

28 comments:

crocrodyl said...

Nice sunny warm photo!

Woody said...

Interesting 'pods' on the thistles, they are cool looking. I'm sure one could spend a lifetime photographing nothing but the cathedral and it' grounds.

Jacob said...

We have the same thistles here! Interesting. But ours come out back during the spring.

Thistle me a little tune, will ya, huh?

akarui said...

On ne s'attend pas a voir des chardons a cet endroit. Joli melange avec la cathedrale dans le fond.

Virginia said...

What a lovely garden for your and your Mum to share. Just gorgeous!
V

PS THe music here is just perfect for your blog.

T. Becque said...

What a lovely spot. I love the purple of the thistles, are they sharp? I don't know much about thistles and I tend to think everything is sharp since we only have cactus! :)

PS - The picture on the door in my photo was of President Obama.

Olivier said...

belle photo, cote un peu sauvage, avec en fond la cathedrale. cela rend bien

Bergson said...

de plus en plus de plante sauvage en plate bande pour éviter de sortir les tondeuses
une petit coup de grenelle

Small City Scenes said...

Hi Ciel and I think it is Good Morning to you.
I believe these plants are called Cardoon---loosely related to Artichoke not thistle. Do you think so?
Well they look beautiful anyway. MB

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Evelyn said...

Yes, gorgeous for sure. And it sure looks like a lovely sunny day.

Malyss said...

C'est sympa, ces chardons "sauvages" dans ce cadre policé.. ça a l'air sympa, cette boutique! qu'est-ce qu'on trouve comme trésors dedans?..

Cergie said...

Tes chardons ne sont-ce pas des "envolées" d'artichaud plutôt ? L'artichaud est aussi un chardon, en bouquet sec c'est bôôôô !

Cergie said...

A y regarder de + près p'tête pas des artichauts mais du moins leurs petits frères... (T'étais pas loin de la sortie d'antan)

VP said...

I'm not sure but in Italian it may be cardo. The color is beautiful against the lively green.

brattcat said...

What a gentle, welcoming composition.

GreensboroDailyPhoto said...

The thistles add a gentle burst of color!

B SQUARED said...

Hope you and Mum had a nice time.

lizziviggi said...

Very pretty! Your photos always make me want to come over there and explore! I guess that's the idea, huh? ;-)

Halcyon said...

I love the thistles. Such pretty flowers!

BaysideLife said...

What a lovely place to spend a day with Mum. The thistles look like lovely purple powder puffs.

JM said...

Not only the thistles are gorgeous but also the whole place seems to be!

Diane AZ said...

I love the contrast of the fresh thistles with the old cathedral in the background.

Small City Scenes said...

Ok Ciel, I over stepped my boundries. If you want it to be a thistle then it is--a thistle.


The cardoon (Cynara cardunculus), also called the artichoke thistle, cardone, cardoni, carduni or cardi, is a thistle-like plant which is member of the Aster family, Asteraceae; (or archaic: Daisy family, Compositae). It is a naturally occurring variant of the same species as the Globe artichoke, and has many cultivated varieties. It is native to the Mediterranean, where it was domesticated in ancient times.

So I am sorry and again it is a beautiful plant. MB

bfarr said...

Nice shade of purple in those thistles. And in a garden : )

I recently posted some here: http://bfarr-office-ping-pong.blogspot.com/2010/07/thistle-macro-flowers-saturday.html

Dina said...

Yes, they ARE gorgeous.
I the backyard here they grow wild, but ours are dry already.

Your whole shot is gorgeous.

Cezar and Léia said...

For sure it's beautiful and you did a great job with your camera, wonderful shot!
Léia :)

EG Wow said...

Yes, the thistles are beautiful. Big too!