Friday, August 07, 2009

the thick of it


Last week, while taking the dog on a walk, I happened upon these glorious thistles.
I truly cannot imagine designing something so positively perfect!
Just look at this thistle, reminds me of fireworks and a pathetic creature, near and dear to my heart.....
Eeyore loved thistles. This is one of my favorite sketches from Winnie-the-Pooh. I love the way Pooh remained so positive and sunny whilst Eeyore just could not be bothered. I think these tasty thistles would keep Eeyore going. Are you Pooh or Eeyore?

How do you remain sunny-side up in the thick of life!
(I added this book, "The Tao of Pooh" after a comment told me about this book!)

16 comments:

Carey said...

I used to be Eeyore (and hid it with humor), but now I'm Pooh and hide it with nothing.

little augury said...

Patricia, I am definitely an Eeyore and I love the thistle and have them in the garden, they love this weather, I move several clumps of it eeyore year. la

GrannySmithGreen said...

In the event that I haven't said so lately, I just love your blog and your attitude. Deceptive depth, I like to call it! Hugs to you, PVE!

Kwana said...

I'm a Pooh to friends and Eeyore in my head. I love the pics. What an eye you have! Beautiful.

A Day That is Dessert said...

I am totally pooh :) love that illustration too. Interesting question.

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

Amazing. And very Scottish.
And how I do love all those Pooh characters.

A French Cloud said...

let me think,think,think...oh bother, I can't figure it out.

Purple Flowers said...

I'm Pooh. There is a ray of sunshiny love inside of me that radiates when I need to get through the "thick of it"

Debra said...

Beautiful thistle photographs. I think I'm probably a bit of both. Depending on what life may 'offer'-but definately more Pooh.

svelteSTUFF said...

Pooh. Pooh. Pooh! Life's too short not to be! I'm sure you have, but if any of the Eeyores out there haven't read The Tao of Pooh - meander on out an get yourself a copy!!

pve design said...

The TAo of POOH!
Oh I must get my very own copy!
pve

Joyce said...

I'm Pooh! Even in the darkest moment I reach for the light I carry nearby and find the good n' the best.

Have a golden weekend my dear friend! xoxo

pve design said...

Joyce,
But of course you are Pooh and HOW!
I love that about you, always up and sunny and looking for the best.
pve

Shandell's said...

Thistles make me smile, I do not know why. They are purple, prickly and beautiful.

annechovie said...

I am definitely Pooh most of the time. I love thistles, especially the edible ones! (grilled artichokes!) Have a perfect weekend!

jennydraws said...

The thistle pic, is really beautiful. It reminds me of something that would be in James and the Giant Peach because of the perspective of the shot. Looks huge. I love it.