Thursday, August 07, 2008

Of wildflowers and wee little things...

Of wildflowers and wee little things
for these we take great pleasure
when they are in our company.

Queen Anne herself was known for the abundance of lace she wore, delicately woven to suit her feminine appeal. Eventually the wildflower below became known as a name sake to her, Queen Anne's Lace (otherwise known also as "wild carrot". Which do you prefer to call it?).

A fly came to rest on this bit of "Queen Anne's Lace"

Queen Anne's Lace has exploded and surrounds our countryside plentifully, so exquisitely beautiful, especially when getting up close and personal with the delicate beauty each floral grouping beholds.

I took a moment yesterday (as my children sighed yet again) to stop at the side of a country road on our way home, snapping a few photos.

This morning while driving the same road as per usual, we noticed a town tractor visited the area where these photos were taken sometime yesterday afternoon, shaving down the roadside edges for fire safety protection.

Little do they know they ruined natural beauty present which blessed every passersby day to day recently. I've seen others out with their cameras, obviously appreciating these like I did.

See the black ant on the bottom left blossom?

"Yours, O Lord, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the majesty and the splendor, for everything in heaven and earth is yours."

~1 Chronicles 29:11