Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Volunteers, escorted away??

The other day we decided to dig up THE Thistle, you remember, the one from the June 16, 2009 blog titled, Is your volunteer a bit prickly?

Goodness, it had grown MORE! It was taller than MAN, who is a tad shy of 6 foot tall.

Here is THE Thistle being escorted away by MAN. Pretty sure Man did not get all the root, so, THE Thistle will be back to haunt us another day.

I was not saddened to see THE Thistle leaving, but, was saddened when doing some research just before the digging of THE Thistle. I was looking for, hopeing for, some biographical goodies about a man I was researching, he was a farmer, died 1938 in Kansas. Found him on census reports, including Kansas 1915 and 1925. In search of some color, I went to the GENWEB site for the county in Kansas, and to my delight, there was a link to some great biographical writeups. Well, they sounded like great biographical writeups. When I clicked on the link, I got the dreaded, 'this site does not exist' message. I followed up with an email to the name and address available, only to discover, that the email addy was no longer functioning either.

I could not help but think, oh, dear, another prickly volunteer bit the dust. Lost, gone. Have to wonder if they were escorted off the property like our prickly volunteer here. Gone to wither away. But, maybe to arise again, as I am sure THE thistle will.

Maybe, we could hope, that after a rest THE thistle will come back, as these pretty volunteers, also found in my yard???

Probably not, but, then, thistles do have this nice purple/pink flower, hmmmmmm, is there still hope?

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