Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Queen Anne's Lace

All along the sides of the roads near where I live, which is out away from the Metro area, Queen Anne's Lace, aka Wild Carrot, grows like crazy. I drive by patches of this lovely blossom all the time, and always wish I could see it up close. Well, today I finally just stopped the car on the side of the road and looked at it, up close. I also picked a few stalks to carry home and press. The four caplets of lace are currently residing in my kitchen, between two sheets of wax paper, under my giant Family Circle Recipe Book. I have no idea if this will work well with this wildflower, but I have high hopes. :)

I'm glad I took the time to stop and pick the flowers, as it were. Doing something so spur of the moment is not as much like me as it should be, but I'm going to try to remedy that. When we were in Norther Virginia recently, I saw what I learned were Wild Roses seemingly everywhere we turned. I never stopped to get a close-up look, though, much less pick some. I regret that error. If I ever have the opportunity again, I will not pass this by.

Peace, y'all.


1 comment:

Genevieve said...

They should press just fine. If they don't seem to be getting dry, put them between two paper towels and then lay a layer of waxed paper between the paper towels and the book.