forest stars

February 27, 2010

In black and white  or in colour this wild flower enchants me all year long. A shower of small twinkling stars in the woods.

I think it is called “Queen Anne’s Lace” or wild carrot. In French “la berce des prés”, a very common wild flower in fields and forests. As for “lace”, when you see this plant in Summer… no need to explain its name.

It looks like the most delicate natural embroidery.


11 Responses to “forest stars”

  1. giiid said

    Beautiful photos, and you are right, it looks like little stars at the first picture. It is very nice to see how it looks at different times of the year. The name made me curious, and i looked and read a little about it at Wikipedia. Did you know that it is ” Very similar in appearance to the deadly Water Hemlock”? It made me think that everything has an opposite side, a kind of balance in the nature/world…

  2. Gerry said

    The stars are so lovely! I am fond of Queen Anne’s Lace, too, at every season.

  3. We call that plant cow parsley here in Ireland. It is very similiar to the invasive species giant hogweed (giant cow parsley) which is dangerous.

    All things nice…

  4. Kathy said

    Queen Anne’s Lace is fit for…royalty! I love it, too. Your picture is magnificent with its starry beauty. Aren’t your flowers under snow over there in Switzerland?

    • Happy you like these pictures, Kathy, thanks for the visit. Yes, some flowers are still under snow over here if you go over 1000m high. Down in the valleys, snow has started to melt, the first crocuses and snowdrops are starting to appear, what a lovely sight and perspective !

  5. Lovely!! I posted this image a few days before you…

    For me, it was so nice to see something so very pretty in the winter landscape!

    • I had a look at your own picture of our Queen Anne’s flower…very pretty and poetic. It is interesting how the same flower can be seen differently, isn’t it ? Everything in fact.

  6. ancientcloth said

    Queen Anne’s flowers are beautiful and I love
    your analogy of them being a fine example of natures
    embroidery. I especially love the black and white photo. When I look at your beautiful photos I feel
    like I am right there 🙂

  7. Wonderful captures B&W and color

  8. Thank you ancientcloth and Robert 🙂

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