Laced Time

If time could be marked by a flower, I’d consider Queen Anne’s Lace to be a marker of life’s apex.  This flower grows in fierce abundance during July and August all across the northeastern USA into Canada — marking the height of summer. It’s pageantry contain a dichotomy of behaviors:  the properness of a queen’s lacy ruff combined with the carefree sprouting of the wild.


Invading fields, roadside ditches and summer escapes  — Queen Anne’s Lace is Mother Nature’s delicate threadwork between the crescendo and the inevitable.