Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Roadside Beauty

I drive by them every time I am out on an errand, a whole field full of Queen Anne's Lace by the side of the road. They look so pretty and lacy and stand up so tall in among the long grass.
Yesterday I couldn't resist any longer. I just had to pick some!

Click on the photo above and you can see tinges of pink in it. Isn't that beautiful?
They look just perfect in a white pitcher sitting on a white wicker chair.
It calms my soul just looking at them. In the midst of a busy stressful day sometimes just a moment to reflect on something beautiful can give me the peace that I'm longing for. Maybe it will do the same for you today.
Rhondi xo

35 comments:

  1. Feedsack FantasyJune 10, 2009 at 7:57 AM

    How delicately sweet a bouquet. I use them often for fillers in arrangements, they just add that special touch. The beauty that can be found in God's 'weeds'. TTFN ~Marydon

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  2. I've never seen these flowers before, maybe we know them as something else. They are beatiful whatever you call them.

    love, Angie, xx

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  3. What a beautiful arrangement you've made, Rhondi! Have a blessed Wednesday!

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  4. They are so simple yet very beautiful.

    Hugs,
    Lee Laurie

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  5. They are so pretty. Just the other day I was trying to remember what they are called. Thanks for the reminder. :)

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  6. Lovely! We call them 'Lady's Lace'. Sadly their real name is Cow Parsley, not very elegant!

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  7. Another favourite of mine I used to grow to go with my roses I had, love them so much. Those and Gypsophila, white and pink.

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  8. Oh how lovely. So delicate looking and the perfect setting in the graceful white pitcher and the wicker chair is stunning. Love it. Hugs, Marty

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  9. Such a beautiful bouquet! You really have a way of creating beautiful, soothing vignettes, Rhondi!

    xoxo
    Jane

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  10. I love Queen Annes Lace! I am always so happy to see them on the side of the road. I know that they are a weed, but they would look pretty growing in a garden, I think.
    ♥, Susan

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  11. My grandmother often had a vase of Queen Annes Lace on her table. She would put food coloring in the water. The white flowers would turn whatever color she tinted the water.

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  12. How very lovely. I can't imagine a whole field of Queen Anne's Lace.

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  13. How very lovely. I can't imagine a whole field of Queen Anne's Lace.

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  14. Oh, it is so beautiful! And what an utterly perfect arrangement it makes in your white pitcher!

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  15. How beautiful! I love Queen Annes Lace. They are perfect in your white pitcher.
    Hugs,
    Penny

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  16. Heavenly. Thank you for sharing them with us.

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  17. Hi Rhondi, wish we could grow the Queen Anns Lace here - your pictures are beautiful! Also, thank you for having the Porch Party, I sure am enjoying seeing yours and all the others, very pretty and fun! Next year, I will enter - promise!!!!
    xxxooo
    Marilyn

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  18. I love Queen Anne Lace. Mary, another blogger also picked some for her front porch. They look very pretty in the white vase.
    Nancy

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  19. Hi Rhondi! Queen Annes lace grows across the street from me in a field, I think it is so pretty. I even add it to other flowers. I like the wicker chair with the pitcher on it, very pretty....hugs, Jennifer

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  20. Isn't it funny how such a simple little bouquet can look so beautiful and calming? They are lovely Rhondi:>)

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  21. I love Queen Ann's Lace. I have probably done something illegal by pulling some up and trying to transplant it in my yard. It didn't work though. Your picture of it in the white pitcher on the white chair is just charming. laurie

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  22. Hi Rhondi and welcome home :)

    I love Queen Anne's Lace and want to grow some here. I love the way you've displayed it.

    hugs,
    rue

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  24. I love Queen Anne's Lace. I tried digging some up once and planting them in the garden but they didn't last. They're such a beautiful flower. Enjoy them, Rhondi.

    Hugs,
    Donna

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  25. There's something special about bringing home field flowers. We've been in our place long enough for me to now have some favorite patches of wild flowers. I always pick some and leave enough to go to seed for next year.

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  26. Oh Rhondi, those are breathtakingly beautiful! You have done such a wonderful job of presenting them. I often see them growing wild here along the hedgerows and we also have some in our garden. They really are quite lacy and lovely!

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  27. I agree Rhondi. Simple things like this can really be a peace bringer into one's life. It varies for every person but we always have "something" that will make us smile and sometimes make our worries go away.

    Isn't it nice how flowers like The Queen Anne's Lace is so accessible by everyone. I bet they're always there and people just pass them through. Oh if only they took a stop so they can also appreciate this beauty.

    Li

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  28. They're beautiful in the white pitcher on that beautiful white wicker chair! Gorgeous photo!

    Manuela

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  29. I adore Queen Ann's lace ..... I alway want to stop and get some also..... and then save some seeds..... Gosh there is NOTHING more beautiful the white pitcher the white chair the the white lace flower....... GORGEOUS..
    HUgs
    Linda

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  30. I love Queen Anne's Lace. Rhondi, did you receive the package from me yet?

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  31. So much more fluffy than our English Queen Anne's lace Rhondi which I posted about yesterday (great minds think alike). Your Q A L looks wonderful...must be your climate!

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  32. I love your blog! What great photo's. That store looks divine!!!

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  33. They are so beautiful, and I always love your arrangements. You have a wonderful eye for placing things.

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Rhondi