Perspective is Everything.
This beautiful, purple thistle flower was facing away from my lens and I found myself dejected by its lack of cooperation. I could have walked away believing I had no shot here but in this case, fortunately, I can be stubborn when I want something. I quickly realized that if i was willing to risk feeling a little prickling sensation, I could take hold of the thorny stem and twist it to make the flower face the direction I wanted. Hmmm.....Life?