Sunday, July 18, 2010

queen anne's lace

aptly named for its

lacy flower.


blooming in abandon

like drifts of snow

in a field.

each flower stained with a drop of blood

from a pricked finger

of the lace maker.


whitewashed meadow.





white en masse.






these bonny bloomers in the heat of summer

make me smile.


and sneeze!




16 comments:

Carole~Maynard Greenhouse said...

What a co'inkidink I was just looking at my pics of queen anne lace. Nothing as spectacular as yours in such a gorgeous field but they do make me smile too.
Love the shot in the window. Like a cool spring day......oh right it's hot out and the middle of summer:)
See what your posts do to me.
Good for my soul!
xxx
Carole

It's me said...

Yes sneeze !! me too.......beautiful pictures relaxt !! i enjoy your calm post today...happy week darling.............enjoy.......

Razmataz said...

Erin, Love your photos. I had no idea that they had a little red spot. When it stops raining I am going to go look at the ones in my garden.

You have a wonderful skill for photography.

vicki said...

Erin - what lovely photos of Queens Anne Lace - one of my favorite summer flowers! You have such a lovely blog - your photos are stunning. Your love of flowers and gardening are so evident - we also share that passion.

I love your little calico kitty - I have one almost like her!

I will be looking forward to more of your beautiful images in days to come.

Vicki

oldgreymare said...

Erin,

How clever you are to post pictures that match my room decor of all white. :- 0. SO kind of you, and they are sooooooo pretty.
I had never heard the pricked finger tale before either.,,and I grew up with them wild all over the hills behind my house.

You always take me back to what I once had...

xxx
z

KarenB said...

I was just admiring some Queen Anne's lace today by the side of the road in Kansas. But, I didn't take a picture. We don't have them in Southern Cal. I'd never heard the lacemaker's tale either. Lovely. I love the hobnail glasses. Beautiful!

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

The sweetest white smilemakers in Summer time, I totally agree, Erin. Lots and lots of sisters and brothers are blooming in our field behind the backyard. LOVE the view. Your photos are amazing, as always.
Have a happy new week! xxx

Marsha's Mpressions said...

Hi Erin, what a beautiful post! I've missed your blog, but hopefully I'm back to blogland. Check out our joyful homecoming!

Zuzu said...

I've never seen a field of Queen Anne's Lace before. Incredible pics!!! :)

Gerry Snape said...

Erin, I only noticed for the first time this last week that the queen anne's lace had a red spot in the middle and noe you have let me know why! thankyou....how lovely.

Luiza said...

Oh Erin, these photos are breathtaking...
Heavenly...

Hehe, yes , 3 weeks is quite a long time to have vacation, but it´s the ordinary here.
People have 3-5 weeks vacation. 5 weeks is what everyone get to take, but I´m taking 3 of them out...Saving the rest for another time, maby winter =).

Wish you a beautiful day, my sweet friend.

Hugs/
Luiza

Kom Achterom said...

What a beautiful pictures you have!!! woowh
I love the way you photograph
Your chinees tresuerbox is wunderful hihiih i have the sama hhihii
I wil follow your blog its so nice
i wish you a verry nice day
yolanda

Denise said...

Beautiful photos as usual. Just back and trying to catch up. Read your sad news a couple of posts back also. So heart breaking. Thank you for the beauty that you give all of us with your photography.
Denise

the polished pebble said...

Hi Erin, I just found your blog this morning and it is lust beautiful. You left a comment for me on mine a while back and I am now just getting back through some of them. I will add you to my list and follow along with you as well!

Wonderful photos!~kelley

Don said...

I hope you know I love your photography. Such beautiful pictures!

Georgianna said...

Love, love, love this!! xo – g