Queen Anne, Queen Anne, has washed her lace
(She chose a summer’s day)
And hung it in a grassy place
To whiten, if it may.
Queen Anne, Queen Anne, has left it there,
And slept the dewy night;
Then waked, to find the sunshine fair,
And all the meadows white.
Queen Anne, Queen Anne, is dead and gone
(She died a summer’s day),
But left her lace to whiten in
Each weed-entangled way!
(Mary Leslie Newton )
Mama Buzz snapped and emailed this to me while she was out with the kids yesterday. The text said, “PINK Queen Anne’s Lace?”
I was curious and found the COOLEST web page about Queen Anne’s Lace (Daucus carota), aka, Wild Carrot, Bird’s Nest Weed.
It seems the young blooms are pink. I never noticed that. As they mature, they turn white, with a little purple one right in the middle!
The micro-photography at this site is splendid. I highly recommend a visit.