NT8420 : Tall thistle above Sourhope Burn

taken 6 years ago, near to Sourhope, Scottish Borders, Great Britain

Tall thistle above Sourhope Burn
Tall thistle above Sourhope Burn
Gloomy Cleugh, draining the hillside to the right of the plantation, joins Sourhope Burn to the left of the shelter. Near End Plantation is behind on the southern slope of Hairny Law.

An essence of Marsh Thistle is said to be a cure for those who have become locked in the past who cling to the familiar and routine for support and view anything very new with fear and suspicion LinkExternal link
It doesn't look a promising plant for a salad.

There's a fine braw thistle that lifts its croon
By the river-bank whaur the ashes stand,
An' the swirl o' water comes whisp'rin' doon
Past birk an' bramble an' grazin' land.
But simmer's flittit an' time's no heedin'
A feckless lass nor a pridefu' flow'r;
The dark to hide me's the grace I'm needin'.
An' the thistle's seedin',
An' my day's owre.

The first verse of The End o't by Violet Jacob (1921).
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Date Taken
Sunday, 15 July, 2012   (more nearby)
Saturday, 21 July, 2012
Geographical Context
Uplands  Grassland  Rivers, Streams, Drainage  Woodland, Forest 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 8477 2082 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:28.8572N 2:14.5515W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 8477 2082
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WEST (about 270 degrees)
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