Maryland Blogger: Kentlands Photowalk: Thistle IMG 4602

Kentlands Photowalk: Thistle IMG 4602

Kentlands Photowalk: Thistle IMG 4602

 

Kentlands, in zip code 20878, is a planned neo-traditional community within the City of Gaithersburg in the heart of Montgomery County, Maryland. Kentlands is a favorite neighborhood for families moving to the Metro Area of the District of Columbia.

When you take photowalks through Kentlands, you need to pay close attention if you do not want to miss some of the smaller gifts of nature like the thistle in this photograph.

 

Subhash Sharma This nice looking thistle belongs to a group of flowering plants characterized by leaves with sharp prickles on the margins. While most farmers and gardener consider this as an unwanted weed, thistle has a number of useful properties. Firstly it guards the adjoining plants against the herbivores and in earlier days was used as a remedy for headaches, plague, canker sores, vertigo, and jaundice. Thistle is the floral emblem of Scotland, as well as the emblem of the Encyclopaedia Britannica.

 

Mr. Sharma is a Facebook friend who lives in Ireland. He frequently comments on my photographs.

 

Thistle, Kentlands Photowalk, Photograph by Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs

Thistle, Kentlands Photowalk, Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA IMG 4602

Canon Powershot G11 Camera, f/4.5, 1/160 sec., ISO-250, 30 mm, No Flash

Photograph by Roy Kelley 

Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs

Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs

Roy Kelley and Associates

 

Roy Kelley, Associate Broker

Realty Group Referrals (Retired from RE/MAX Realty Group)

6 Montgomery Village Ave., Suite 200

Gaithersburg, MD 20879

Main Office:  301-258-7757 (You will not reach me at this number)

Send an email message if you need my phone numbers. I will be happy to recommend a real estate professional if you are moving to the area.

Comment balloon 26 commentsRoy Kelley • August 22 2015 10:51AM

Comments

The Scottish highland cattle do a great job of grazing even with the thistle because of their shaggy hair covering their eyes. Love the photo! I wonder why the Encyclopedia Britanica has the thistle as their emblem? 

Posted by Lise Howe, Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC (Keller Williams Capital Properties) about 5 years ago

Isn't it interesting that something as lowly as a thistle can have such an exquisite blossom!

Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) about 5 years ago

Beautiful shade of pink/purple....great way to start the day with natural eye candy !

Posted by Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Real Estate Agents - Luxury - Divorce (EXP Realty 414-525-0563) about 5 years ago

I don't believe I've ever seen a Thistle before, Roy.  Thanks for the education.

Posted by Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate (Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales) about 5 years ago

Roy, Thank you for sharing the photo and for the information.

Posted by Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel (RE/MAX Centre Realtors) about 5 years ago

Good  morning Roy,  Great pic,  thanks for shairng with us in Ar land.

Posted by Ronald DiLalla, No. Orange Cty Real Estate (Century 21 Discovery DRE 01813824) about 5 years ago

Your comments are very much appreciated. Thanks for your feedback.

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) about 5 years ago

Roy, a rich history lesson about the thistle. Thanks to you and Subhash! Enjoy your day! 

Posted by Wayne Martin, Real Estate Broker - Retired (Wayne M Martin) about 5 years ago

How ironic....so thistly (word)? and yet so pretty too...great shot!

Posted by Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®, Giving Back With Each Home Sold! (RE/MAX Realty Center ) about 5 years ago

Thanks, again, for stopping by. It is always good to hear from you.

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) about 5 years ago

Roy your Kentlands, Maryland 20878 sounds like if full of these hidden treasures. 

Posted by Frank Rubi, FrankRubiRealEstate.com (Frank Rubi Real Estate, LLC) about 5 years ago

Thanks, Frank, for your comments. Your feedback is always appreciated.

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) about 5 years ago

Roy,

I agree with Myrl Jeffcoat on the loveliness of this photo.  And of course, I love the photo.  Happy Thursday, A

Posted by Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy (Napa Consultants) about 5 years ago

It is always good to hear from you. Have a great day!

 

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) about 5 years ago

I really like that one!  It looks like a very pretty octopus, haha.  I hope your day is being enjoyed my friend!

Posted by Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ (Arizona Focus Realty) about 5 years ago

Do you ever get a bad shot Roy Kelley?

lol

Nice pic and good info

Posted by David Shamansky, Creative, Aggressive & 560 FICO - OK, Colorado Mtg (US Mortgages - David Shamansky) about 5 years ago

Hi Roy Kelley ,  I didn't know all that about thistles.  Thanks for the information.  Have a great week.

Posted by Larry Johnston, Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN (Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC) about 5 years ago

I agree with David Shamansky ... you're a wizard with that camera of yours, Roy Kelley!  Beautiful shot ...

Gene

 

Posted by Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi, 708.921.6331 - 40+ yrs experience (NMLS #216987, IL Lic. 031.0006220, WI Licensed. APMC NMLS #175656) about 5 years ago

Roy Kelley the flower man! Your love for flowers is seen very easily in your pictures - and great comment from Mr. Sharma on FB.

Posted by Praful Thakkar, Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale (LAER Realty Partners) about 5 years ago

Good morning Roy. Strange year for our thistle, some has already bloomed, other plants are just starting, don't recall every seeing it like that before. Thanks for sharing the photo.

Posted by Joe Petrowsky, Your Mortgage Consultant for Life (Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709) about 5 years ago

Thanks so much for your feedback. Your comments are very much appreciated.

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) about 5 years ago

We have a natural barrier at the fence row in the back of our house. There are some woods and behind and these thistles are part of the landscape. These weeds offer a pretty view with their color.

Posted by Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent (Platinum Properties) about 5 years ago

Thanks, Debbie, for stopping by. Enjoy the weekend. 

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) about 5 years ago

Good Monday morning to all. We have a warm and muggy day in Maryland.

Keep cool and have an outstanding week.

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) about 5 years ago

We have another beautiful day in Kentlands. Enjoy the weather and have an outstanding week.

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) about 3 years ago

Make it a habit to post a reblog every day. It is an easy way to pay it forward.

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) about 2 years ago

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