Nature’s Miracles

by admin on September 11, 2010

It’s called Queen Anne’s Lace. It is a prolific wild flower also known as wild carrot. I see it often. It seems to grow everywhere. But today I saw it in a whole new light. I had taken my camera out for a stroll (yes, we often go for walks together) and noticed that the flowers were drying up, making some interesting shapes. I started looking more closely. And there, right before my eyes was the entire life cycle of Queen Anne’s Lace.

After blooming the flower starts to close up.

After it has closed, as it starts to dry out.. you can see, the seeds are beginning to appear.

Here is what I find the most fascinating:

Once the flowers are dry and the seeds are ready, it opens back up to release the seeds.

Amazing!

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Rachel Rose Saunders September 12, 2010 at 2:09 am

Beautiful!

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AMy Oscar September 12, 2010 at 9:32 am

This is my favorite flower in the universe. And I had no idea that it make this exquisite second flower as it was closing up (First stage is gorgeous, the way that it makes it’s own little cage, so the seeds don’t fly off)

Your work is amazing, ethereal – I don’t really understand quite how you capture things the way you do. It’s a new way of seeing. Thanks for sharing it with us.

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admin September 12, 2010 at 1:00 pm

I know…I still can’t quite get over this little discovery. Makes me want to start photographing everything through it’s life cycle!

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Laurie September 14, 2010 at 5:17 pm

May I ask what camera you are strolling with these days, and what lenses? I hope to someday buy something better than what I currently have…a little Kodak point and click.
:)

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admin September 14, 2010 at 6:49 pm

I use a Nikon D300s. I have quite a few lenses but my favorite right now is my 105 macro.

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Annette September 24, 2010 at 5:20 am

Absolutely amazing, you have such an awesome eye and that camera you are using is top notch. What kind of camera is it if I might ask?

Love your raw food as well, I’m definitely going to try some of it.

You’re awesome!

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admin September 24, 2010 at 5:23 am

I shoot with a Nikon D300s. Thanks! The camera is a good camera….but definitely mid-range.

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