Photo of the week

Thistles have flowers and they are sort of ... beautiful.

Shakopee Valley News reader Bill Picka sent in this photo of a thistle flower. He said he never knew the prickly plant grew to have a flower.

He called the image “Full-grown Thistle.”

The Shakopee Valley News publishes the best photo from readers every week. To enter our contest, submit your photo with a caption by Friday each week to editor@shakopeenews.com. Please include the name of the photographer, where it was shot, and what kind of camera you used (if you wish).

The prize? Getting the photo printed in the paper and online. What could be better? So get snapping!

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