Full Bloom

1.QueenAnne'sLace
3.QueenAnne'sLaceA profusion of Queen Anne’s Lace in the August fields.

[Multiple exposures of the umbels with the first image layered with a drive-by photograph. Interestingly, the modern carrot is a domesticated cultivar of this plant which is also known as a wild carrot, Daucus carota]

© Karen McRae, 2014

39 thoughts on “Full Bloom

    1. I think Meadowsweet is a bit different from Queen Anne’s Lace, but certainly the way these (somewhat abstracted) images look it could be easily confused. Theses do look like Meadowsweet!
      Thanks for your comment, Ann.

      1. I stand corrected. I checked it out to see where my confusion was, and discovered that Meadowsweet is also known as Queen of the Meadow. I got my queens mixed up!

    1. I am grateful for every rainfall that takes place here when I think about the crushing drought happening in your state. I think it would be difficult to live in such a parched landscape, always thirsting.. It’s amazing how certain flora and fauna can manage to survive. Thank you, SummerLee.

  1. Queen Anne’s Lace is part of my childhood memories – the processed images convey the movement of time & space beautifully. :)

    Many thanks for dropping by my blog. Much appreciated.

  2. Mmmm. Lovely, Karen, especially the first one. I’ve been reading Margaret Atwood’s Alias Grace and Queen Anne’s Lace was mentioned there. I’d never heard of it before and now here it is again.

  3. Beautiful. Like isolating a segment from an impressionist painting. Visual Ode to a Carrot Relative. The title is a little long, but it will have to do!

  4. Beautiful photos…the first one feels as if I could lay down in the middle of this field and watch the world go by with a smile on the my face. Movement and motion, but with this great underlying feeling of calm. Great work Karen.

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