Several years ago, we had a couple Thistles in the area. Then we had a couple on our property.
And now they are everywhere.
I really like them. they have such cute flower, and, as I said before, I love purple. This is more of a lavender or a pinkish purple, and I like it, too.
I took these photos along a road with a typical form of fencing for our area: barbed wire. There are several things that say "RURAL": worn split rail fencing, beat up old trucks, gravel roads, cows or horses in a field. Barbed wire fencing is another.
And Thistles. Though they are a weed, and have nasty thorny stems and leaves, I do like their little spikey "hats".