FlowerMuse: Onopordum Acanthium, The Thistle (Mary, Queen of Scots)

450 years ago (on July 24th 1567) Mary, Queen of Scots abdicated the Scottish throne and so set in motion the union of England and Scotland under her son James VI/I (in 1603). Events to mark this anniversary sprinkle the Scottish calendar this year and it’s highly likely that if you are visiting North of […]Read Post ›