6.16.2009

Queen Anne's Lace


Erin Curry image of Queen Anne's Lace.

In an effort to recover, at least momentarily, from sweet camera lust, I've been combing through images made with my trusty point and shoot. These were taken while hiking in North Carolina last August.

9 comments:

A rambling rose said...

Beautiful photographs Erin - I rather lust after a NIkon myself (one day!!) meantime the point and shoot always fit neatly into a bag!

Liz said...

I was going through the pictures from that trip last night while procrastinating and thinking about how much I want to go again. Sigh...

These images are beautiful. Though, I'm not surprised, since you took them.

Marjojo said...

Lovely photos! And how I love those evocative flower names. It seems in the UK it is known as Bird's Nest, Bishop's Lace, or rather prosaicly wild carrot!
And thanks for telling the story of crane-woman, it's beautiful. What would we do/be without old myths?

Seth said...

Beautiful shots.

rivergardenstudio said...

Oh... such lovely shots of Queen Anne's Lace... I love the pale background. Roxanne

mansuetude said...

its funny.
my Canon broke so i started using a great point and shoot i picked for my husband-- and now i am hooked on the point and shoot (very different experiences)!

love the perspectives.

Erin Curry said...

Rosie, My little canon comes with me everywhere and I love it. The Nikon would just allow me to expand a bit more.

Liz, Thank you. that trip needs certainly needs repeating.

Marjojo, common flower names can be so varied, and the little stories they tell are even better. Those names play in the mouth so well when invoking the sight of these. As far as wild carrot, I think I read that our cultivated carrots came from Queen Anne's Lace which is somehow extra satisfying and makes me realise I've never seen carrots bloom.
Stories with oral histories are fascinating, I wonder how much they varied with who they were being to told by and to. How would the tales we know as Grimm's Fairytales be different if told by women to women? Or the crane wife told by a weaver?

Thank you Seth and Roxanne. These photos were my first encounter with these flowers, such elaborate structure to explore.

mansuetude, There's no replacement for the small camera that fits in a pocket is there? I think it and the Nikon would be good partners.

Kruse said...

Ooo, I love your work! I made work at Uni by tangling thread and coating it in wax - loved them as drawings. I love the polaroid power lines too. Very delicate, considered work.

Please may I link to you off my blog?

BTW in England we also call Queen Anne's lace Cow Parsley. Not a great name, but one of my favorite May flowers; it grows in abundance along our country roads.

Dawn said...

such beautiful photos of one of my favourite flowers

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