Saturday, August 3, 2013

TODAY'S FLOWERS # 258

The link to Today's Flowers opens at 12.15 a.m. every Saturday, Eastern Time (US).  The old link will close the previous Thursday at 11.30 P.M.

To see beautiful blooms from around the world you can click here.

May all your weeds be wildflowers.


The story of Queen Anne as found here.  There are other fascinating facts about this beautiful wildflower, and it's worth reading the whole article.

"Queen Anne was tatting white lace (tatting is the all-but-lost art of making lace by hand).  The beautiful white lace she was tatting became the white lacy flowers of the wild carrot plant.  She pricked her finger and one drop of blood oozed out.  This became the central dark red or purple sterile floret that is present on some, but not all, Queen Anne's Lace flowers.

Legends disagree as to which Queen Anne was tatting such lovely lace.  Some say it was Anne (1574-1619), the first Stuart Queen Anne, who was brought over from Denmark at fourteen years of age, to be a Queen to King James of Scotland.  Others argue it was Anne (1665-1714), the daughter of William and Mary, and the last monarch of the Stuart line.  Both Anne's died in their forties."


Her lawn
looks like a meadow, 
And if she mows her place
She leaves the clover standing
And the Queen Anne's Lace.

~Edna St. Vincent Millay~


When we went for a ride along Skyline Drive a little while ago, we have always enjoyed the wildflowers but this time there were more than we had ever seen.  Everywhere you looked there was an abundance of them.   The one above and below has a little visitor, a couple of them actually but the other is not in full view (in the photo above that is).


I have been practicing with my macro lens.  


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(The following message will be repeated every week.)

I wish to show my appreciation for all the participants in the previous week's Today's Flowers Meme, by sharing their links here.  I always try hard not to make any mistakes but please let me know if there are any, the same if I have missed anyone.  I do make the occasional mistake and I have already been made aware of one or two.  Believe me, I appreciate it as I like to get things correct.  The links are in the order they were received on the home page.  Consequently, this list won't be alphabetical.  Clicking on the names will take you to their blogs.


With my thanks to last week's participants who were:

Maboe

Jama at Sweet Memories

Randi at Bland Rosor &Tistlar

Cathy @ Still Waters

Squirrel Queen at The Road to Here

Hood Photography

The Modern Mom

Liza at Mommy's Little Corner

Luna Miranda from Live in the Moment

Blommer och sant i foto

Xavi at Jardins-Parcs-Paisatges-Muntanyes-Ciutats

Starry Universe

Enerhagen

Vilt Og Vakkert

Artistique

Elin at I hagen ved skauen

Deja Photo

Mary in Austria

Minoru's Photo Diary

Carver at Carver's Sight or is that Site?

Laura's Shine the Divine

Laerte Pupo at Ipsis Flowers

Bexar County Line

Lina at Women's Perspectives

Lea's Menagerie

Judy at Lilac Gate

Bunny Girl

Elaine at Our Country Cove Crew

Miriam Luiza at Abrindo a Coracao

Pret-a-Vivre

Sara at Love That Image

Birgitta at Birgitta B: welcome to my world of photoraphy

Chris-June's Kreativewerkstatt

Sallie at A Full-Time Life

Karen at Pixel Posts

Maschas Buch

Life's Concealed Details

Passion for Nature

Lotusleaf at Garden Tropics

Doug at 2013 Doug Photo Blog

Sandy at Kezzela2

Misty at My Dogs Keep Me Sane

Steve at Shooting My Universe

Betsy's Wildwood Home

Sandy from Writing in Faith

Mammoth Lakes Daily Photo

Shell Louise

Dancing Aspens Farm Blog

Teregram

Pat's Addition

Jana's Photo Journal

Charlene from My Nature Photography

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Today's Flowers was created by our good friend Luiz Santilli, Jr.




TF teamPupo - Sandy Carlson - Denise


If anyone would like to be a guest and share photos on our home page, details can be found at the top of Today's Flowers web site, which you will find here.

                          

I will be linking up with the following blogs.

Tina's Weekend Flowers which you can find here,

   

Mona's Floral Love here,

   Floral Love

and also Laura's I Heart Macro here.

Shine the Divine