I don't know what it is about these large thistle bushes, but I like 'em. Something about the thorny leaves topped with the big flower, I guess. I shot these on a roadside in Georgia last week, and they're nothing too exciting, just something I thought you might want to see. Nobody ever stops and looks at these things, even though they grow all over the side of the road.
Looks like I may have caught these part their prime. The purple bits are almost gone.