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Nostalgia in Scottish wild flowers | Feisty Blue Gecko - in images

Nostalgia in Scottish wild flowers

Nostalgia in Scottish wild flowers | Feisty Blue Gecko - in images

Scottish highlands pictures of sheep and thistle. This photo was captured as we were driving in the highlands around the Isle of Skye

Scottish highlands pictures of sheep and thistle. This photo was captured as we were driving in the highlands around the Isle of Skye

There is a legend which relates how a sleeping party of Scots warriors were almost set upon by an invading band of Vikings and were only saved when one of the attackers trod on a wild thistle with his bare feet. His cries raised the alarm and the roused Scots duly defeated the Danes. In gratitude, the plant became known as the Guardian Thistle and was adopted as the symbol of Scotland.(Great story!)

There is a legend which relates how a sleeping party of Scots warriors were almost set upon by an invading band of Vikings and were only saved when one of the attackers trod on a wild thistle with his bare feet. His cries raised the alarm and the roused Scots duly defeated the Danes. In gratitude, the plant became known as the Guardian Thistle and was adopted as the symbol of Scotland.(Great story!)

The National Flowers of Europe. I could get one for every country I've traveled to

The National Flowers of Europe #Infographic

The National Flowers of Europe. I could get one for every country I've traveled to

O flower of Scotland...Ah my dad made sure I  knew I was of Scottish Heritage.....Miss you Dad!

O flower of Scotland...Ah my dad made sure I knew I was of Scottish Heritage.....Miss you Dad!

Sea Holly is a very fancy thistle, and it really is this blue. An easy to grow perennial, it's long been a favorite in English cutting gardens, but will grow almost anywhere. The metallic blue flowers

Eryngium planum - Blue Sea Holly

Sea Holly is a very fancy thistle, and it really is this blue. An easy to grow perennial, it's long been a favorite in English cutting gardens, but will grow almost anywhere. The metallic blue flowers

The Scottish Thistle-----This is the national flower of Scotland and is very well known Scottish symbol. This unusual, prickly flower grows wild and free, sometimes quite stubbornly which makes it a fitting symbol for the spirit of the Scottish people.The Scots Thistle belongs to the Cotton Thistle genus.The Order of the Thistle is a Scottish chivalric order which dates from 1687. With the exception of the British monarch, the members of the order must all be Scottish-born.

The Scottish Thistle-----This is the national flower of Scotland and is very well known Scottish symbol. This unusual, prickly flower grows wild and free, sometimes quite stubbornly which makes it a fitting symbol for the spirit of the Scottish people.The Scots Thistle belongs to the Cotton Thistle genus.The Order of the Thistle is a Scottish chivalric order which dates from 1687. With the exception of the British monarch, the members of the order must all be Scottish-born.