Winters in Upstate, New York, along the Finger lakes are harsh and long. The thistle plant (Onopordum acanthium) stands tall through the fresh snow fall. It’s colors of purple flowers and dark green picky leaves have long left. The seeds that are dispersed with autumn winds also feed the lingering gold finches that remain through this season of fierce cold.
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