NT8518 : Spear Thistle above Kelsocleugh

near to Sourhope, Scottish Borders, Great Britain

Spear Thistle above Kelsocleugh
Spear Thistle above Kelsocleugh
Where the broad sheepwalk bare and brown
[Yields] scant grass pining after showers,
And winds go fanning up and down
The little strawy bents and nodding flowers,
There the huge thistle, spurred with many thorns,
The suncrackt upland's russet swells adorns.

Not undevoid of beauty there they come,
Armed warriors, waiting neither suns nor showers,
Guarding the little clover plots to bloom
While sheep nor oxen dare not crop their flowers
Unsheathing their own knobs of tawny flowers
When summer cometh in her hottest hours.

From Spear Thistle by John Clare TF1205 : John Clare memorial, a plant honoured for the protection it provided to nesting upland birds LinkExternal link
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2012
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Date Taken
Sunday, 15 July, 2012   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 22 July, 2012
Geographical Context
Uplands  Farm, Fishery, Market Gardening  Grassland  Rivers, Streams, Drainage  Wild Animals, Plants and Mushrooms  Woodland, Forest 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 8559 1834 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:27.5216N 2:13.7653W
Photographer Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 8559 1834
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South-southwest (about 202 degrees)
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