Tuesday, November 10, 2009

ABC Wednesday

*photos by Elaine A. Russell (click on pics to see them bigger)

ABC Wednesday is a blog posting with a twist. The host (Mrs. Nesbitt) hails from Great Britain... and there are participants from all over the world. Each week, people focus their post on a letter of the alphabet. They started with the letter "A" --and each week you post something in regards to the next letter of the alphabet. It is a fun, imaginative exercise... and it is great to see what everyone comes up with. This week's letter is, "Q".

although these words were fascinating....
  • quaesitum : something sought for; the true value

  • quiddity : unique essence; eccentricity

  • quilt : I could do a ton of posts on my love of quilts....

I chose to focus on....Queen Anne's Lace: (Daucus carota) --also called "Wild Carrot," is a common plant in dry fields, ditches, and open areas. It was introduced from Europe, and the carrots that we eat today were once cultivated from this plant.

I love this plant... and frequently picked it when I was little. My grandmother showed me to put them in vases of colored water so that the white blooms would turn the color of the water. It was magical.....

See more about this beautiful plant at :