I have spent many a moment watching a charm of Goldfinch feeding from teasels.Beautiful.
Such a charming weed. This is considered an invasive weed here. You couldn't convince the American Goldfinches of that. I have seen the dried heads made into Christmas ornaments and little monsters. They are so architectural. Have a good week. Snow flurries are blowing around here today. Brrrr
Ha, that made me smile Lisa.They are a native wildflower here, I have a bed of them. The flowers are loved by bees and butterflies and the dried heads by birds.I have never seen them in another garden but I do like to be different :)If wildlife likes them then so do I.Snow flurries Brrr!!It is wet, grey and very cold here.A tad depressing actually but I will get over it :)Have a lovely week and stay warm Lisa.
I came upon Jackie Morris's blog and she has a painting of the very situation you mentioned here. Goldfinches on teasel. Pop over and have a look. The painting is beautiful as I am sure it was in person.https://www.facebook.com/TheHouseofGoldenDreams
Marvelous plants, how they stand out in the winter.xxx
Hello Cheryl!Such a beautiful plant.It seems very similar with a weed we have here in Greece!I’m sure it’s a good delicacy for the Goldfinch! Have a warm evening,it’s raining and cold,here too!Dimi...
Yum, yum say the Goldfinch!Great photograph Cheryl.All the best Jan