I found this hardy looking weed growing all by it’s lonesome. There was not an inch of the six foot fellow that did not have a thorn warning off all intruders. I felt it was a plant that very much reminded me of my old home in Southwest Texas. It could hold it’s own with the Cholla and Prickly Pear.
Despite the thorny first impression, I was moved by the blooms gentle Sunflower type movement that slowly followed the East to the West arch of the sun.
It’s monochrome pale green lended itself to a black and white conversion worked via NIK Photo Efex Silver 2 software in post production.
Watch out for the thorns today! †††en theos. jim