An ancient Celtic symbol of nobility.
Scotland’s national symbol … the Guardian Thistle
Legend has it that a band of Vikings were about to attack a Scottish castle.
A barefoot Viking stepped on a thistle and cried out.
His cry alerted the Scots warriors who then defeated the attacking Danes.
A high chivalric order of Scotland is the Order of the Thistle
A plant characterized by sharp prickles on all its margins.
Thistle notecards from a local photographer.
Selected them thinking they would be a gift,
Sterling silver thistle cuff bracelet winging its
way to me from an artist on the west coast.
The prickles deters animals and discourages them from feeding.
Hands off the thistles!
Except these thistles...
Thistles for the dinner table to encourage hands on eating!