Friday, September 16, 2011

Thistles And Lace-Part ll

Have you ever seen all the blooming stages of the Queen Anne's Lace? If not, I will show you, it is one of the most fun flowers to watch bloom. See how they start out as little folded up baskets, then open up? It always amazes me, it appears woven together in such a complex fashion. Queen Anne's Lace is also called Wild Carrot, and is the forerunner of our modern carrot. It signifies haven, or sanctuary. And speaking of sanctuary...


Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.Take my yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls."
Matthew 11:28

28 comments:

pam said...

I LOVE Queen Anne's Lace. I've never watched it in all those stages though....very fun. They make beautiful pressed flowers. We've had some really large ones around here....almost the size of a dinner plate. CRAZY! Hope you have a grand weekend Ginny!

SweetMarie said...

I had never seen these before. These are such unique beautiful flowers! I love these photos! Thank you so much for sharing the Queen Anne Lace, it's amazing. I wonder if they grow in Florida, I'll have to look into that.

reanaclaire said...

wow... from a ball to a beautifully bloomed flower! Awesome...

SquirrelQueen said...

This is my favorite type of lace! I have been seeing it all around town lately. Great photos of all the stages Ginny.

Maple Lane said...

Your close ups are fascinating, Ginny. My sis taught me that you can add food coloring to the water that cut queen anne's lace is in and the bloom will turn color!!!!!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

THis is a beautiful series. I love the delicate look of this flower.

Ann said...

I've always like Queen Anne's lace. I have seen the various stages but not up close like you've shown us today. Your pictures just make all that much prettier to me.

Karin said...

Love the Queen Anne's Lace! I used to press it for all my pressed flower pictures -- years ago. Such an intricate design - our God be praised for His creation for our enjoyment!!

Fred Alton said...

I have always admired the beauty of Queen Anne's Lace...but never had an idea that they are also called "wild carrott". We have lots of that here in the TN mountains.

Sandra said...

i like the beginning of the flowers even more than the ending. i want some of this. wonder if they have it hear. i used to see it wild in GA but not here. the photos came out wonderful of those pretty little basket buds. first time i have seen the buds, they are amazing as are all of God's flowers.

George said...

Thanks for sharing this neat photo sequence with us. I like Queen Anne's Lace, and your photos do a great job of showing all of the flower stages.

Tammy@Simple Southern Happiness said...

I have never seen this flower from start to full open. It starts out like a scepter that the queen would hold on the day of her coronation. The open flower looks like individual groups of snowflakes. Got to grow me some of these.

Thank you for posting these lovely photos.

Esther Joy said...

I knew that the beautiful Queen Anne's lace turned into what we call "beggar's lice", hanging onto your clothing when hiking. It was very interesting to see all the stages between!

Sharon said...

How very cool! Thank you for taking the time to catch these lovely photos!

Lynn said...

Ginny, Your photograph of the states of blooming blow me away. It is stunning! I love Queen Anne's Lace but have never seen one bloom. Had to no idea. How can anyone look at a flower as it blooms and not the Creator in everything? Thank you for taking the time to capture all the stages. Blessings,
Lynn

S. Etole said...

Such delicate, airy flowers. I've enjoyed seeing all the different stages.

Chatty Crone said...

Oh for goodness sake that start out and they are not so pretty, but they turn out gorgeous. Amazing. sandie

Deborah said...

First of all, Happy Grandparents week! Those were great pictures of you, Phil and your granddaughter!
The thistle plants are beautiful, my mother has them too, now I know their name!
xxoo
Deborah

Joanne said...

I think Queen Anne's lace is a gorgeous delicate flower. and I love that you have clued us into its different stages...very cool!
Blessings, Joanne

Shanda said...

Thanks for showing the progression. Too cool!

Regina said...

This is a fabulous series! The forth one down is awesome together with the ones below opening!! Terrific background and if only most would remember that verse too! Again, think your header is wild!!

Rose said...

Great sequence of shots...

Nature Rambles said...

I've only seen the full blooms. The stages are most fascinating! Beautiful!

Ann said...

beautiful. I have enough of my winter, we had hail stones on Sat.

The Old Arts Building, in deed it is build like an old castle with lots of holes for windows. I remember there were paneled heaters, but the heaters were useless. The draft was too strong.

cindy said...

It is a love and hate relationship with Queen Anne's Lace in our house. My husband is not a fan of it, I on the other hand am amazed by it. You truly captured an amazing number of shots. Great shots.

littlethingsoflife said...

Great photos -- and, as always, encourage words to go with them. Thanks, Ginny! :)

Kim @ Stuff could... said...

I did not know it was called queen annes lace....I have seen it before. Beautiful

Kathleen said...

love your pics. the lace is Amazing!