I really liked the colours of these thistles I saw at the beach and thought that they jumped out agains all the things they were planted around.
Having gotten home, downloaded all my i-phone photographs and then looked at them I was even more pleased with them then I thought I would be - even if I do say so myself!!!
Whilst it was actually the colour of the flowers that attracted me, clearly they were attracting bees too and I find they are actually not at all i-phone shy - maybe they go to bee modelling classes!
Even this last photo, the bee and flower are not the main focus, it is actually the shells below which are really pretty ground cover, especially being on the sea front.