Sunday, July 19, 2009

Like Snowflakes - No Two Alike








That's right: snowflakes in July! Queen Anne's Lace is the common name around here and I noticed little girls playing with these flowers today. They are so abundant, and so pretty while in their prime.

Yes, they fall under the category of "weed" and are probably too prolific. Here, one especially large patch borders a corn field and it seems the herbicide either missed hitting them, or maybe didn't phase them? But oh, so much fun to photograph.

11 comments:

vanilla said...

Gorgeous! I love the flowers with the background. So beautiful!

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Mana Moon Studios said...

I remember first noticing Queen Anne's Lace year ago when I moved to the east coast, it's just beautiful! Your photos captured it perfectly!
All the best~Sharon

Dorothy L said...

So...so....soooooo pretty!
Thank You for sharing!

Helen Harris said...

you have a wonderful graphic ,yet organic quality in your photos..looking forward to more of your discoveries.

elf said...

I love Queen Anne's Lace, So pretty! I remember when they were called wildflowers, now there relegated to weed status. So sad, but still pretty

Icy BC said...

Incredibly beautiful, and delicate!

Ann said...

Queen Ann's lace, ah yes, I've always loved the way it looks, such a shame to call it a weed.

kandi-o designs said...

Always such beautiful photos! : )

Alterity Button Jewelry said...

I actually feature them in certain areas of my gardens. I keep them groomed and try to keep them from growing out of control, but they are my favorite flower of all time besides the black eye susan...which is another weed! What's the best part about weeds? They are bold enough to grow where ever they want. Now, you can either try to battle them (which you will never win) or try to embrace them and appreciate them for the beauty they truly do hold!

Jennifer MacNeill-Traylor said...

Ahh, my favorite wildflower!

WillOaks Studio said...

I agree will all the comments about how absolutely beautiful this plant and these flowers are! I am like Lisa here...they are sprinkled into the gardens and mix well in lots of spots. I guess they ARE wildflowers...except around here, kind of like thistles, they are beyond thriving...so although gorgeous, they have become "a weed."

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