In our previous episode, the ten foot tall thistle was standing more or less straight up.
Since then it has declined. About 80 degrees. And flowered and went to seed:
Picture by Gretchen Quarterman, 2 August 2009, Lowndes County, Georgia.
Ten feet tall, maybe taller.
Thistle, Lowndes County, Georgia, 21 June 2009, picture by Gretchen Quarterman.