Sunday, August 22, 2010

Mosaic Monday: Queen Anne's Lace








After a very rainy and cool spring, we have endured a dry and torrid summer here in my part of New Jersey. Officially, summer continues for the next few weeks, but already it seems like we are looking forward to cooler temperatures and the golden light of autumn.

I've been fascinated by wildflowers this summer, especially queen anne's lace, or wild carrot. If you follow my other blog, In a Soft Light, you are probably sick of the sight of them. lol But I just love the flowers, and especially the seedheads that are so frustrating when they stick to your dog's coat. I think the architecture of tiny struts is quite beautiful, especially when they are all curled up.

So here are a few of my favorite queen anne's lace shots.

Now let's have some mosaic fun! Here are the instructions:
1. Publish your Mosaic Monday post.
2. Once it is published, click on the title of the post. This will lead you to the static link for your post. The static link is the page with only that post on it. Copy the url from your browser at the top of the page.
3. Paste the url into the appropriate inlinkz box in this post.
4. Type your name in the appropriate inlinkz box in this post.
5. Click on "Enter."
6. Please link back to this Mosaic Monday post so that your readers can find other wonderful mosaics.
That's all there is to it! It's always a good idea to then check and see if your link is working. If you have any questions, feel free to email me: mrcarroll(at)optonline.


61 comments:

  1. Mary Your photography is amazing. Beautiful mosaic of Queen Anne Lace...

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  2. The Queen Anne's lace is such a pretty flower, especially in your photographs! Just beautiful!

    Looking forward to snow already, way too hot for me!

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  3. Queen Anne's lace is beautiful in all it stages!

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  4. I love Queen Anne's lace -- so delicate, yet so insistent on putting on a show.

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  5. Have never seen Queen Anne's Lace look any lovelier. I was also going to say that I can see those autumn colors showing already. Very warm and pretty, Mary.

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  6. There's all those beautiful QAL's! I love the deep green colors. For some reason I can't seem to capture the same tones.

    Happy Mosaic Monday, Mary!

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  7. Queen Anne's Lace is a wonderful subject to photograph and you did a fantastic job. Enjoy the week.

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  8. Mary, your photos are just beautiful!

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  9. Mary,
    These photographs are magnificent. The depth of detail is remarkable.
    Karen

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  10. Gorgeous shots, Mary. Our "Lace" is just about finished, here.

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  11. Hi Mary
    My favourite shot that you took is the one looking down into the curled up flower that has turned to seed.
    They're all beautiful though!
    Judith

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  12. Your Queen Ann Lace looks so beautiful! I love the blurry green background..

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  13. So very lovely!!! So delicate! Beautiful Queen Anne's lace! Cathy

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  14. Beautiful images, Mary! The lighting is perfect.

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  15. Queen Anne's Lace is one of my favorite childhood memories and it tickles me that they're wild carrots!

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  16. Absolutely beautiful photography! We have what I call poor man's Queen Ann's Lace. It is wild carrot and fun to find.

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  17. Your photos and mosaics are so amazing, Mary, so beautiful!...Christine

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  18. Beautiful photos!! I love Queen Anne's Lace.

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  19. Aaaa....Aaaaa...AAAACHOO! Beautiful to look at but makes me miserable about now!

    Absolutely gorgeous photos, Mary! You inspire me to try harder & to see more with my camera. I actually remembered to photograph some leftover rain drops on my rose petals today. :D Thanks & thank you for hosting MM as well.

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  20. Wow. Amazing images. Makes me wish for a much better camera.
    Thanks again for hosting,
    Kathy

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  21. Dear Mary,

    I hope that you had a lovely cool night, Friday night, too! We've had rain ALL day - hooray! People's wells are drying up, up here. =( Hopefully, this rain will keep going and help a little. I just know that, right now, aaaaahhhhhh, it's so pleasant! Here comes September!

    Love, Katy Noelle

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  22. Hi Mary, Gosh I just love Queen Anne Lace! It's so delicate and lovely! your photos and mosaic were beautiful! Thank you again for being our gracious hostess each week for this wonderful event! I hope that you have a fantastic new week!
    hugs...
    Bobbi

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  23. The pictures are just amazing. Beautiful. Hugs, Marty

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  24. Your photographs are really nice, the light is captivating. . .Thanks for sharing your talent and time with us!

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  25. Your pictures are stunning. The lighting is beautiful! Great mosaic and thanks again for hosting.

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  26. Mary, your photos are absolutely beautiful...I love Queen Ann's Lace...everything looks so delicate... but I'm not sure we have any around here.

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  27. Queen Anne's Lace is always a favorite of mine :)

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  28. I'll never get bored of your lovely photos, Mary! Post as many queen anne's lace as you like. I love each one :)

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  29. Your photos are so beautiful, Mary!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  30. These shots are incredible - such a different perspective.

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  31. Beautiful shots, Mary...I am wanting a good camera sooo much. :(
    Thanks for hosting.
    xo bj

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  32. First time joining in...beautiful photos of a common weed (queen anne lace)!!

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  33. My post is also Queen Anne's Lace - but my shots do not compare to yours...your photos are absolutely GORGEOUS!!!

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  35. Beautiful! I love Queen Anne's Lace!

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  36. Such lovely photos of a wonderful flower...I've even used them in bouquets.

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  37. I love Queen Anne's lace and never tire of it.Your photos are amazing. The quality of the macro is wonderful. Thank you for hosting us.

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  38. Beautiful! I love your pictures as I don't get to see Queen Anne's lace out here. So, I admire it through your photos.

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  39. Your photos of the Queen Anne's lace are stunning. I love the lighting and the different perspectives. I have never seen this plant, so thanks for sharing it with us.

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  40. Beautiful photos, wonderful colours.

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  41. Mary, I too am quite enamored with Queen Anne's Lace. I wish there was more of it around here. I was even thinking of taking some seeds from the roadsides in Missouri (where my parents live) and planting them in our pasture just so I can have some! Lol!
    Have a wonderful week!

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  42. Mary..
    such beautiful images!!
    I too love Queen Anne's lace!
    thanks for hosting..
    and sharing!
    Hugs..Loui♥

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  43. So beautiful and delicate. Beautifully captured. MB

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  44. Hi Mary!
    Very beautiful photos you are showing, and such a delicat light!
    Have a nice week!
    Best wishes,
    AnnA

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  45. Oh Mary, don't apologize for taking photos of QAL. They are one of my all time favorite flowers and I actually will pick them throughout the summer and bring them in, and the seed heads are beautiful too. They were also one of my grandmother's favorite flowers as well.

    Your photos are just beautiful. What type of camera do you use because I sure can't get those shots with mine. It reminds me of my wonderful good ole fashion Pentax I used for years and really miss using now, actually.

    I hope you have a lovely day and that it turns cooler for you there in New Jersey soon. My post is all about getting ready for Autumn myself. I just am in the fall frame of mind.

    Smiles and hugs,
    Susan

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  46. I need to start doing this again. It was fun. Hope your week is beautiful, my friend.

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  47. They are beautiful photos, Mary.

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  48. These are amazing Mary! I just adore the last photo.

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  49. Gorgeous, Mary! I love all wildflower/weeds. They are so carefree....

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  50. I enjoy the lacyness of the Queen Anne's Lace. You have composed your shots so nicely. They are great.

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  51. Hi Mary

    I saw some lovely Queen Anne's lace last week growing in a meadow at Highclere castle, but my camera and my photography would never be anything like yours!! Exquisite photographs each time!! Jackie in Surrey, UK.

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  52. Your pictures are always such a treat for me!
    A beautiful mosaic, once again!

    Have a wonderful week,

    M.E.

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  53. Wow...I made it...just do not know where the time disappears and Monday's are the worse after the weekends...you know laundry and straightening up the house ;) Thanks for hosting as always Mary and hope you have a wonderful week, fondly, Roberta

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  54. Your Queen Annes Lace is so lovely. This is my first Mosaic Monday so I'm excited. Thanks

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  55. I was hoping you would do a mosaic of your Queen Anne's Lace photos....I do love those flowers too...

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  56. These are stunning shots, Mary. Your pictures just get better and better...

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  57. Beautiful pictures of natures lace.
    I do so enjoy your blog...
    thanks for all you do..
    glenda

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