I LOVE teasels, which many regard as invasive weeds. I love the prickly spines along the sturdy stems, the leaves which form a chalice to hold precious rain, the small purple blossoms that swirl around the spiny center, the long thorny tendrils that encircle the spiny center. Mother Nature was clever in her design, and I love the persistence and resilience of this plant. The companion card, Two Teasels, has been donated to Virginia Spiegel's Cancer Research fundraiser (see notes on the Canyon Colors cards).
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Sarah Ann Smith
Hope, Maine 04847 USA
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