Purple and prickly.
But first, something green and soft, 'cause I need some help with the ID.
I found this on a Willow, at the edge of my local lake. It looks like a ball of moss. No idea if it's growing there, or a nest of some sort. Any ideas?
I've since found quite a few, of varying sizes.
Ok, purple prickly time.
A very random selection, mostly various thistles. First up is a Teasel though.
Enjoy the rest of your day.