Monday, July 16, 2012

Queen Anne's Lace

Queen Anne's Lace

Wildflower or weed ...


I'll let you decide ...


They look wonderful in a meadow with their lacy umbel of tiny, white flowers ensconced in delicate green tendrils.


For me, Queen Anne's Lace will always be a flower - not a weed, but I guess it's all in the eye of the beholder.

Photos processed using the Florabella Collection with Ruth West's Ripple Texture.  Thank you for visiting me today.  I'm linking with the following parties:

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45 comments:

Cynthia said...

Very pretty pictures and Queen Annes Lace is a flower to me too. I think they are beautiful. When I used to make dried flower arrangements and wreathes I used to use it a lot.

Cynthia

Lee Ann L. said...

Definitely wildflower. I consider weeds to be wildflowers. :-)

Terry said...

Beautiful flower photos!

Becky said...

I always thought it was a wild flower, it's so pretty :)

jeanetteann said...

Donna,I love Queen Annes Lace,and think of it as a flower. It's beautiful. I put it into my vases with roses. I planted it last year for the first time and this year it just came up again on its own all over the place. I think it's beautiful. xx

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Karen said...

Such pretty photos of a pretty wildflower. We used Queen Anne's Lace and blue Hydrangeas for centerpieces in my daughter's garden wedding. The favors were Queen Anne's Lace in tiny painted bottles. So lovely and lacy for a country wedding! xx

Gunilla said...

It's gorgeous, definitely a flower.

KarinsArtScrap said...

beautiful flower Donna.

greetings karin

NatureFootstep said...

great work here. I love what you did. It is both gret flower and weed. :)

Thanks for sharing it with NF IP. :)

Here is mine:
http://nfbild2.blogspot.se/2012/07/vattenvaxt-water-plant.html

daisy said...

How beautifully delicate!

Omaha Gardener said...

Queen Anne's Lace to me is a flower, too. Reminds me of *ahem* years ago in Girl Scouts. Beautiful, thanks.

Rosemary said...

Donna I am in the flower column. Love the airy look of QA Lace.

Yael Ben-Ari said...

Donna,

My eyes say flower, it is lovely and delicate. My nose, on the other hand says weed, because I sneeze.

I think I will go with flower and make sure I have them away from my nose.

Yael from Home Garden Diggers

Athena at Minervas Garden said...

Hi Donna: I say wildflower--to me, Queen Anne's Lace does indeed look like horticultural lace, and I love it as a single stem in a vase or as part of a larger flower arrangement. Your photos are just beautiful. Have a great week!

Sharon Souter said...

I love Queen Anne's Lace. My mom loved it as well and would also use it in flower arrangements so I always thought of it as a proper flower. It was only quite recently that I heard it described as a weed - I could never think of it like that! `

Pam said...

Thank you for linking up. Gorgeous photos as always!

Susan said...

I love Queen Anne's Lace, too! It looks so pretty in your bottle. Delicate and delightful.

bailey-road.com said...

So lovely, whether in a meadow or vase!

Shirley said...

I love Queen Anne's Lace and always had no problem photographing it, until my friend told me it was a host to chiggers..this is my last year getting up close as I'm so allergic to bugs...but, I do love this beuatiful flower.. love your photo's..

Jean said...

Donna, I totally agree! A weed is only a flower that grows where you don't want it. Jean

Chris said...

Queen Anne's lace grew in the field next door to us when I was a kid. I have always love this beautiful flower!

Debra said...

We have drought and heat here. I keep my flowers watered but the grass is brown and crispy. Two feet from the back porch in a brown and crispy area a patch of Queen Anne's lace started growing. I left it alone and today I noticed before leaving for work that she started blooming. I say FLOWER :)

Lisa Gordon said...

Definitely a wildflower!
These images are just beautiful Donna.

Mariane said...

Donna !! Thank you so much for visiting my site (Displayed) - and for your sweet words - I am impressed of your site here and your pictures are so great!!!! - I will add you to my list ( have Mariane's Monday Macro and a Wordless Wednesday as well ;) )

Thanks again for being you and for the sharing

Cecilia Artista said...

Beautifully captured wildflower!

MG Atwood said...

One of my favorite wild flowers! Did you know that the carrot was originally developed from Queen anne's lace? Joining you from Leanne's http://tutusshots.blogspot.com/2012/07/blooming-thursday.html

Cheryl said...

I love Queen Ann's Lace! It is so pretty.

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Ruth said...

I'm with you on this one Donna, I love Queen Anne's lace or Meadow Lace as we call it here, and I love your images too, they are beautiful, pure and soothing to look at :)

Bernideen said...

I too have an explosion this year - I love this weed in the carrot family! Lovely post!

A wondering star said...

Love the wild flowers ... so cute!

Hubba said...

I love stopping by and seeing your many great ideas. Thanks!

www.iheartpears.blogspot.com Have a great day

Ida said...

So delicate and lacy. I do believe this qualifes for a Wild Flower and your shots of it are lovely.

Beverly said...

Splendid photos, all three!

Cherie said...

In our extreme heat,this summer, it is nice to see the Queen Ann's Lace is thriving! Beautiful captures.

Larry said...

An absolutely gorgeous plant that does not belong in the garden because of its nature of spreading extensively from seed... I do love it along the roadside on my walks however...wonderful photos. Larry

anastasia said...

You are right, it's a lovely flower!
And your photos prove it!
Have a nice weekend!

Modern Mom said...

Very pretty.

Purple Star

LeAnne said...

Lovely! I never tire of seeing images of thes beautiful flowers. Well captured. Thanks for sharing with Flower Art Friday! :)

Beth said...

Queen Anne's lace is really lovely, and your photos are spectacular! I did plant some in my garden but found it to be invasive.

Fishtail Cottage said...

oh, i have been looking for queen anne's lace everywhere & cannot find it...your photo's are so gorgeous of this beautiful plant...thank you for sharing over here at Fishtail Cottage's garden party! xoox, tracie

JM said...

Absolutely beautiful shots!

augenblickesammlung said...

Wonderfully wonderful filigree. So delicate, so tender in his touch in the eyes of my soul. I feel fulfilled and I am impressed ... and say thank you. ♥ Best wishes Louise-Lotte

vincibene said...

Wonderful pictures!

Autumn Belle said...

This flower is very lovely. What a grand name it has.

QuilterBear said...

I love Queen Anne's Lace and it is a good thing as where I live, in Appalachia, it grows EVERYWHERE. I love it so much! I take photos of it nearly daily - yours are so pretty. People here make jelly out of it, though I've never been so blessed as to get a taste. I'd love a recipe.

I have a question - could you tell me how you put a watermark on your photos? I have a photo blog, and want to do such a thing on mine, but since I don't have one (watermark) I am holding some of my best stuff back. Thanks, Donna!

ArtyKat
Quilterbear
http://view-of-the-bear.blogspot.com

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