Thursday, May 22, 2008

Wild Carrot Skeletons/ Sky Watch

It’s mid May and the sun is still setting on last year’s skeletons of Queen Anne’s lace (or wild carrot) here in Ontario. I found these on the edge of a farmer's field. Amazingly, when the stems of Queen Anne's lace dry they become rigid enough to withstand winter snow and winds. These are a bit weathered but still standing tall.
Here's a photo I took in early March, which shows why wild carrots are sometimes called bird's nests. When wet, the skeletons curl up.

I'm looking forward to seeing this year's crop of Queen Anne's lace. Some folks call them weeds...but not me. How lucky you are if they are already blooming where you live!

To see more Sky Watch photos, check out Wigger's World by clicking HERE.

33 comments:

Voz do meu Coração said...

Beautiful photography, excellent. Congratulations

Tommy V said...

great picture

quinttarantino said...

Fantastic!

Ida said...

Amazing shot!
BEAUTIFUL! :)))

SandyCarlson said...

Wonderful photos of this elegant wildflower.

me and my camera said...

The composition of your sunset photo is intriguing! I like how the sun is at the base of the flower stalk. A lovely picture!

Snap Catch said...

wow! perfect catch for SWF! Hope to see you around in my corner too..

the teach said...

EG, Queen Anne's Lace is one of the most beautiful weeds... Do you call it a weed in Canada? Beautiful photo!

Pernille's ting og tang said...

Wonderful shots! I like them very much!

Have a nice weekend:)

dot said...

REally neat shots! Once I tried to find the carrot and I pulled and pulled and pulled and I finally gave up. lol

T.R. said...

Great shot!

Luiz.ramosforest said...

Beautiful nature. Great shots.

Quiet Paths said...

Isn't that amazing; what a perfect Sky Watch photo. Very nice.

Pat - An Arkansas Stamper said...

A beautiful sunset, and a most interesting photo of the snowy Queen Anne's Lace. Great shots!

Old Wom Tigley said...

Two delightful pictures... love the silhouetted Wild Warrots

Gallicissa said...

Great compostion. I quite that one.

Small City Scenes said...

Beautiful shot. I like Queen Anne's Lace too. MB

JM said...

wonderful shots!

Angie said...

These are really beautiful.

Abraham Lincoln said...

Both are nice shots and an interesting narrative to go with them.

If I don't get back to see you again before the weekend, I will wish you a "Happy Decoration Day" weekend. Alas, now called 'Memorial Day' weekend here in the states; and, better known for the Indianapolis 500 race than for decorating the graves of the dead.

Dina said...

Talk about peaceful and quiet, this scenery certainly qualifies!
Lovely sun and plants too.

Small City Scenes said...

BTW--about the bees. A few small articles out here but not as bad as in the mid-west. MB

Carla said...

Very interesting...and wonderful photos!

Carletta said...

That first image is stunning! I love the second one - it's fairytale looking to me, like Cinderella's carriage.
Great SW!

ellen b said...

What great shots and I'm very happy to have learned about Wild Carrot :0)

Patty said...

great pictures!

Daniel J Santos said...

Very beautiful.

Marie said...

Beautiful sky watch!

John said...

That is a beautiful picture.

Dewdrop said...

Queen Anne's lace... I had not heard of that before. Thanks you. This post was quite informative. I love the composure of your shot.

Max-e said...

Nice shots. I have never heard of Queen Annes Lace being called wild carrot. It has been introduced over here and grows quite prolifically along the roadside

Rose said...

I love both these photos!

Willard said...

I am sorry that I'm late getting around to the sky watch posts, but I like yours very much.

Both of the Queen Anne's Lace shots are excellent. I love the first shot where the plant is silhouetted against the fiery sky and the setting sun.

I also enjoyed the excellent material you have posted since sky watch.

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