And into the forest I go, to lose my mind and find my soul

John Muir

Hello and welcome to The Blind Thistle. I’m Pamela and I am a Photographer, nature enthusiast and retired Interior Designer. You have found the space where I keep my photography, design tips, random musings, life experiences and things I’ve learned (often the hard way) on this life journey. My hope is that you will find a little something here that will make you smile, think, see from a different perspective or even learn from.



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Benefits of a Wildlife friendly and pollinator garden…

I live in a new community development in the country side and unfortunately parts of the area surrounding me have been clear cut of many trees. While my particular plot was meadow and field, others were forested. Luckily portions of the land are protected wetlands and as such could not be touched. The areas that…

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Picture Postcards: Spring

Taking photos of my garden each year and later looking back on them shows me how far my once sandy ‘beach’ lot has transformed. This year I have been bitten by the gardening bug. I literally spent the entire month of May, 8+ hours a day, with no days off working in the garden. It’s…

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The hardest working piece of furniture in the house

If I could give you only one tip on selecting furniture for your home, my one piece of advice would be to pick pieces that are dual functioning whenever you can. I’m talking about pieces like a Secretary’s desk that could double as a bar or storage for just about anything *bonus points for having…

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