Last week I shocked my readers with my tirade against dandelions – so I’m amused to see that this week Kim’s photo prompt is about finding ugly things. Well, of course – as she says – beauty and ugliness are in the eye of the beholder, but this monster is now gone from the garden where it was not looking its best:
This teasel was gloriously ugly in its prime – it broke through its pot and rooted itself into the patio last summer, so we liberated it and planted it in the orchard where it loomed over the apple saplings. Today all that remained was this dead twig. Here it is last September:
It was pretty ugly then, but in a Little Shop of Horrors sort of way – it was so gloriously in-your-face ugly that it deserved pride of place.
Not like dandelions. 😉