alabama Scottish thistle…

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planted in my garden in honor of my maternal grandmother & her mother. my great grandmother immigrated to Vermont from Scotland, by herself, when she was 18 years old. I love knowing her courage & hope that is in me.

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  1. What a beautiful post .. I’m sure she was a great lady!

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    1. Amy Saab says:

      Oh, i wish i knew her. I am so honored to be related to her. I hope some of her strength came to me. Thank you so much, Julie. ~amy

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  2. jr cline says:

    It’s lovely. The story is wonderful.

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    1. Amy Saab says:

      Thank you so much, jr cline! ~amy

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  3. jpeggytaylor says:

    I love thistles – their purple colour, their proud, tough and determined form, their extremes of soft and spiky textures. Thistles are synonymous with Scotland aren’t they … a lovely family story, Amy ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. Amy Saab says:

      Thank you, Peggy. I was so excited to find a local nursery that had a few in stock. I love the contradictions of this tough little flower. The stem & leaves are so sharp, but when it flowers…the blossoms remind me of muppets. ~amy

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      1. jpeggytaylor says:

        Oh, yes! I can imagine the muppet likeness too! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. Amy Saab says:

      Thank you so very much! ~amy

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  4. paul davis says:

    How’d you get the alien life-form to pose behind the thistle? Very nicely eerie.

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    1. Amy Saab says:

      I had to click on the link to see what you saw. I do see the green “eyes” of the alien. I haven’t any idea how he got there! Very creepy indeed. Thanks for the laugh, Paul! ~amy

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  5. scifihammy says:

    What a wonderful story ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. Amy Saab says:

      Thank you very much. I am very proud to be a part of such a brave & powerful women. ~amy

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