We have a print of a Queen Anne’s Lace water color, by a Maine artist, hanging in the bathroom that I admire greatly. It is of a field of the flowers filling the frame as it fades into the distance with all the greenery glowing softly. For years I have hoped to find a similar field so I could make an image resembling that vision. Yesterday morning, while at Wentworth Farm in Amherst, I thought I might achieve that goal but I just could not find anything that would work in that manner. I guess that, looking on the bright side, I still have a prize to chase.
But I did make images of Queen Anne’s Lace, which is also known as Wild Carrot (Daucus carota) and an alien in North America.The background here is Spotted Knapweed (Centaurea stoebe aka maculosa) which is a noxious invasive non-native that eventually takes over an area crowding out the other inhabitants by using up the available groundwater faster than the other plants. I am not sure what our town plans on doing with the Knapweed, but I made use of it.
This background is Tansy (Tanacetum vulgare) and also non-native. Maybe alien plants should have been the theme today. I’ve always liked Tansy, for some reason……possibly from hearing it mentioned in Shakespeare’s plays, and it will most likely appear on its own tomorrow.
With all this talk about the backgrounds, I hope you like the Queen Anne’s lace in the images.