Tuesday, July 26, 2016

queen anne's lace in late July


queen anne's lace is in full bloom right now
these photos were taken locally 
over a period of several days
the colors of the background bokeh
come from st john's wort and vetch


some flowers start with pink edges
some have a red dot in the center
all have bees and large black ants 


the plant holding up this five inch blossom 
is almost as tall as I am


the late summer landscape 
I am currently using as my 
desktop photo

10 comments:

  1. so lovely
    a fabulous season of flowers

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    1. Even with the dry weather, we have plenty of color in the grass, and along the roads. It does seem more like late August, though.

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  2. Queen Anne's Lace is among my favorite sights of summer.

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    1. Mine, too! I saw the neatest thing this week. We have a military guy living down the hill from us. He lives next to the common area where the pond and mailboxes are. People take turns moving the grass there. I watched as he carefully mowed around tall queen anne's lace plants. Who would have thought??

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  3. I love cow parsley (our equivalent of Queen Anne's lace, it may in fact be the same species). Your photos are beautiful, specially the second one

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    1. Thanks! I think it is the same plant. We are blessed this year with an abundance of QAL. The roadsides look like they have been decorated with lace and crocheted doilies.

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  4. Hi Sandy,

    Love your photos of the pretty Queen Anne's lace and summer time shots.
    Happy weekend
    Hugs
    Carolyn

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    1. More coming soon! I saw a couple of good shots on my to the mail today. Didn't have my camera with me, so will go back tomorrow.

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  5. __One of my favorite wild flowers, Sandy, they survive as others fail. These are grand photos of they, and their visitors_!
    _m

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    1. They are really stunning this year. I guess QAL must be a low water plant. We had a bit of rain today, but not enough for our brown lawns.

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