I suppose it’s the new awareness we have from last year’s summer study of Queen Anne’s lace. Or it could be recent rains. Or it could be that we didn’t really start looking for Queen Anne’s lace until late August of last year. Or it could be a combination of all those factors. Which, likely, it is.
It’s abundant. We point and yell, “Look!” everywhere we drive. Lace lines the roadsides to the north Georgia mountains where we trekked last week. Lacey patches are right across the street – almost as tall as Middle Girl.
“Nature study cultivates in the child a love of the beautiful…” ~ Anna Botsford Comstock, The Teaching of Nature Study
And Queen Anne’s lace thrilled us in the usual spot we checked back in spring. When we went on a family walk that Sunday night before Memorial Day – there it was!
“The chief aim of this volume is to encourage investigation rather than to give information.” ~ Handbook of Nature Study
And it makes for some color dye fun! (Blue and red vases on my window sill in the background right now).
Join us this summer at The Handbook of Nature Study. Our hostess, Barb-Harmony Art Mom, has a June newsletter packed full of ideas to get you started – right in your very own backyard. We are jumping in again because we remember last summer’s Deliberate Delight!
How about you? Is Queen Anne’s lace lining your roadsides?