The Queen Anne’s Lace is growing wild with tall stems along the edge of the road where I walk everyday. This plant intrigues me with its tall lanky stems; its leaves are fine and lacy wrapping around the wavy stems. The plants growing in a cluster with their stems twisting and turning in every direction create lovely negative spaces that make an interesting composition. On the top of the stems are the white delicate lacy cluster of flowers that look like lace but the surprise is in the very center a small purple flower. It’s like a jewel.
Once in a while I spot the white round blossoms on a stocky sturdy stem with long dark green leaves. It’s the drab Pearly Everlasting plant in amongst the Queen’s Court. Soon the cluster of round pearly blossoms will open up to spread its seeds.