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Canada Thistle (Cirsium arvense) - 02

Canada Thistle - 02
(Canada Thistle (Cirsium arvense) - 02) The Canada Thistle has several flowering heads on each branch or cyme.  While looking at the beauty of the thistle, we are reminded of God's pronouncement to Adam for his disobedience (Genesis 3:17-18):

Cursed is the ground because of you;
In toil you shall eat of it All the days of your life.
Both thorns and thistles it shall grow for you;
And you shall eat of the plants of the field;

To us, it seems that the thistle is a reminder that in all our hardships and troubles there is still some beauty, if we take the time to look for it.
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