"The question is not what you look at but what you see." - Henry Thoreau
National Flower of Scotland
One legend has it that a sleeping party of Scottish warriors were saved from ambush by an invading Norse army when one of the enemies trod on the spiky plant. His anguished cry roused the slumbering warriors who duly vanquished the invader and adopted the thistle as their national symbol. Of course, there's not a shred of evidence to support this account, but it certainly makes a good story.
Excited to share these vintage-style images I took of an old black and white photo of my mum and dad on their wedding day. I really want to create something special in their memory. Mum's favourite colours were pink and cerise which I incorporated into the story. Hoping to capture more images when I get a chance to go through more old photos and afterwards create a family heirloom photo book. I haven't edited the other images yet, but this is a little sneak preview.
The vase in the background is one I picked up at a charity shop recently for a bargain costing £1.50. I love to browse in charity shops for photography props and inspiration. It's amazing what you can find if you take time to look around.