Saturday, August 4, 2012

Summer Saturday



The intricate lacework of this 'royal', mid-summer  blossom


always makes me step back and admire.


Queen Anne's Lace  (click here) or Wild Carrot 


is an amazing 'work of art' that is everywhere now here in Nova Scotia.


These would be spectacular if dried, hm-m-m.........







20 comments:

  1. That is a beautiful plant. I don't think I have seen them in the UK before. You live in such a cool place!

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    1. Well Ms.Annie, according to my sources (Wikipedia of course) in the UK it goes by the names of Bishop`s Lace.....maybe Naughty George ate them!!" lol

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  2. i love them too...also goldenrod, which is everywhere around here at the end of August...such a common plant , but when you look closer , oh so exquisite.

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    1. Poor ole Golden Rod! Has such a bad reputation due to everybody (almost) being sensitive to them. They are blooming here in N.S. right now and are a deep mustard colour, so nice!

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  3. They are lovely! Never thought of drying them - that would be pretty.

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    1. I am not sure if they are even dryable (if that is a word).

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  4. Nice pictures - I was actually able to identify this one! They are pretty, the petals are so tiny. Did you do any macros of it?

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    1. No I didn`t Sharon not this time. But will give it a go just for you!! How do you like that!!

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  5. Queen Ann's lace is one of my favorite wildflowers here and it always makes me think of my Mom, who really loved it.

    By the way, I thought of you and Ron (Sophie too) the other day when I was waiting in line to see President Obama--The lady in front of me had recently become a US citizen, and was from Middelton, Nova Scotia--I wondered how far it was from you.

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    1. Middleton, N.S. is about an hour and a half from here and we used to live just outside Middleton on a farm, my first two years of teaching. It is in the Annapolis Valley (the middle actually) and Ron's hometown is at the beginning of the Valley.Now you know how Ron `sounds`because `those Valley`people sure have an accent!! lol
      I hope you do a post on the Pres. Obama's speech Kim and maybe you did, I'll have to check!If not that's OK....I am aware that 'politics' in the U.S. is looked at quite differently than here in Canada.

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  6. Ohhh one of my favorites-- actually I have a little obsession with Queen Anne's lace!! Your photos are just beautiful--- we have some in our yard and I mow around it--- can't bear to cut it!!

    Vicki

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    1. This must be `Vicki`Day!!
      I know what you mean about cutting them down. You would know about drying them......if anybody would!!! Are these dryable Vicki.......

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  7. So pretty, and one of my favs. It doen't grow here, but I remember it so well from Maryland. I have a paperweight that is a head of Queen Anne's lace encased in acrylic.

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    1. That's interesting Terry....a paperweight. Do you remember where you got it?

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  8. We also have those here and I like them too!!
    :)
    HUGZ

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    1. I think they are just about everywhere it seems! Hardy lot, they are!

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