Monday, July 19, 2010

The QUEEN of Wildflowers~

  Wild and Wonderful? Or just a weed?

I  love the wonderful weed known as Queen Anne's Lace.  

Recently, I've noticed it growing wild everywhere I look!

I've spotted it by the roadsides near my home and highway, in nearby fields, along walkways and on the shoulder of the road to our cottage.

Something about QUEEN ANNE'S LACE has captivated me!

Maybe it's the casual way it spills over a sidewalk that has me gawking as I drive by. Or the way it wraps itself around a telephone pole striking an elegant pose?


Or perhaps it's the way it beautifies an other wise UN attractive busy corner street giving us something pretty and graceful to appreciate while we are stopped in busy traffic?

The QUEEN looks just as happy in groups as she does playing solitaire.

I hit the jackpot when I found an entire field of it with the blue waters of Cape Cod Bay in the background. If I had more time I'm sure I could have found more fields of Queen Anne's Lace growing wild on a few of our local farms here in New England.  

Maybe it's just the way it looks simply perfect growing wild, right where they are?

If you're like me and have fallen in love with this old fashioned wildflower click here to learn more about where you can purchase seeds for your own garden! I've got a spot in mind...How about you?

What do you think? WILD and WONDERFUL? Or just a weed ?

 Weeds are flowers too, once you get to know them.
~A.A. Milne

* A note about the photos. All but the LAST one were taken by me in the heat and bright light of a high summer mid day! Picture me the amateur photographer whipping my car off to the side of the road so I could snap a quick pick of the QUEEN... The QUEEN in front of the light house was taken by my dearly beloved... He's got an eye for beauty don't ya think?

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