Sunday, August 10, 2014

Queen Anne's Lace



Do you find that the Internet can lead you on wild goose chases? Or in this case wild carrot chases? I looked up Queen Anne's Lace and found all sorts of weird and wonderful folklore and uses for the plant. 

I just think it's pretty. Especially growing beside the water. 
 

Two collages - the first in Picasa, the second in BeFunky. I like them both. That little boat in the top left corner of the water photo - that's our Solitude. We've had such peaceful, relaxing times on the water these past couple of weeks. Seems a shame to go back to real life.

Judith of Lavender Cottage Gardening is the new host of Mosaic Monday. Thanks to Mary who hosted for so long and to Judith for picking up the torch. 

29 comments:

Vee said...

You have captured the essence of tranquility with these collages. I did not notice the boat until you mentioned it. So, so nice.

l.wilks11 said...

Great collages of the wild carrot seed.....xx

eileeninmd said...

Hello Lorrie, I agree the Queen Anne's Lace is pretty. I have been noticing more and more of it around.. Lovely images.. Enjoy your new week ahead!

Linda Jo said...

Beautiful!!! I love Queen Anne's Lace!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

The water makes such a beautiful back drop to this delicate flower! It's blooming here in NC now, too. And....guess what I'm reading right now? Maisie Dobbs...I checked it out of the library here. It's nice to go back and start at the beginning of this series! I love these books!(and I know you do too) Hugs, Diane

Grantham Lynn said...

Oh what beautiful captions of a lovely flower! Thanks for sharing. You did a great job.
Thanks for visiting my post. I know it's early to think about Christmas. But check out the links they are up lifting. I try and write one post each week that is up lifting.
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Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

Our fields are full of QA lace right now and it does look very pretty against a body of water.
Thank you for joining Mosaic Monday.

Denise said...

Hi Lorrie,

Looks like we were both on the same wave length today with Queen Anne's Lace. :) Isn't it a marvelous flower? (I can't bear to think of it as a weed) I have always loved it.

Your mosaics are really pretty, Lorrie, and so is your boat!! I love its pretty shade of blue, and I know, from reading your posts, that you've really enjoyed it this summer. I hope you have a great week!

Hugs,

Denise at Forest Manor

Jenny said...

It is beautiful by the water and a nice collage. xo Jenny

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Love Queen Anne's Lace, such a pretty and delicate flowers. I've never heard of BeFunky, have to go check it out!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Queen Ann's Lace is such a delicate looking flower, isn't it? I love it in a mixed bouquet.

aimee said...

I love Queen Anne's lace! I love photo collages--am familiar with Picasa, but haven't heard of the BeFunky site before.
Have a great week!
Blessings,
Aimee

Elizabeth said...

We call it Lady's lace here, such a pretty plant.
I'm learning how to do a collage.....slowly!

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

Oh I love Queen Anne's Lace too, it's so pretty in the garden mixed with any manner of flowers and colours.

I have a different one - mine is very tall and the flower heads are huge, I especially like it mixed with cosmos, roses and lavender.

cucki said...

It's looking so beautiful xx

Rajesh said...

Beautiful flowery plant.

Mrs.Rabe said...

We love to put Queen Anne's lace into a glass of color water and watch the flower head change color! I was also interested to learn that it is wild carrot (my daughter taught me that!) and that people sometimes mistake hemlock for Queen Anne's lace!

Beautiful photos!

Deanna

Martha said...

I love queen anne's lace. Usually stop by a roadside and pick some for the house. Loveyour photos!

Thoughts on Life and Millinery. said...

Every year when wild flowers like this are dancing beside the roadway I feel very richly blessed. (And glad I am not needing to tend them...I like to imagine angels tend them by singing!)

Cranberry Morning said...

I love Queen Anne's Lace, but don't think it grows up here. I've only seen it further south in the state. Up here we have yarrow. Not as pretty. :-) The images in your mosaics are beautiful and calm-inducing.

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Just gorgeous! I love this bloom. We saw fields and fields of them in the Colorado mountains and countryside this summer. Not enough moisture and too hot for them here in NM.

Donna said...

Beautiful job on both collages! That is one of my favorite wild flowers, and I'm delighted that it grows freely in the empty home lots in our neighborhood.

My name is Riet said...

I love queen Anne's lace. Such a beautiful flower

Sarah said...

Lorrie, I'm just over from Maggie's blog. So happy you will join the Blogland Tour next week. I've signed on as your newest follower. Your photography is amazing. Now I'm off to visit your Etsy and see the handwork. ;-)

Alexa T said...

Wow...what a surprise...I never knew about the name in english for the carrot flower... So good to find out it and it has more other name... to us is morcov or floare de morcovi/ "Daucus carota"!! Great infos.... And lovely post! All the best and many thanks for your visit, too! Alexa

ellen b. said...

Very pretty!

Donna said...

This flower loves flowering around my meadow and gardens...I find it gorgeous and it looks wonderful in a vase. Love the collages especially the second one.

Marilyn said...

I always want to pick a bouquet of Queen Anne's Lace, but it is more beautiful in the wild. Yes, I have to remind myself each time I am tempted.

Christa atCedarmereFarm said...

It's one of my favorite flowers. Your photo gives me a great feeling of peace and tranquility. Great shot.