Friday, July 20, 2012

Tall Weeds

Some call them flowers; I call 'em wild weeds. Flower or weed: Queen Anne's Lace is delicate and beautiful. I'm posting this image today, because these are the tallest ones I have ever seen.  This particular morning these beauties, topping off at about 5 feet tall, were gently swaying in a smooth breeze and bright sunshine. It was fun to stumble upon this 'find'. Walking in a field of wildflowers and such always brings forth a very distinctive aroma, especially on very warm days. It takes me back to wide-open spaces of younger days. What aroma takes you back?

22 comments:

  1. thanks for taking us along on this sunny, aromatic walk.

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  2. Flower aromas are wonderful, but the odor that "takes me back" is the smell of baking bread or chocolate chip cookies.

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  3. We've got these all across Ontario. I think the correct term is "native species". ;)
    Whatever you call them, I rather like Queen Anne's Lace.

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  4. The smell of hot bitumen always opens a memory for me. I think I shall blog about that very early memory.

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  5. My grandfather used to smoke a pipe and there is a certain pipe tobacco smoke that will bring all kinds of fond memories rushing back.

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  6. An aroma that takes me back? Hmmm. Well, the other day I stood in line with an older lady who had not bathed in a week or two but tried to cover it with a flowery perfume. Now that aroma took me back! Way back! To the end of the line! Whew!

    Speaking of flowers, I think I may have told you that I was the flower of my family. Well, that's not the way they put it; they said I was a bloomin' idiot!"

    Have a nice and aroma-free weekend!

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  7. oh how funny, i used queen anne's lace in my picture today too! 5 feet tall, wow, that's impressive!

    for me it's the smell of the ocean, which i don't get a lot of these days ;)

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  8. i like weeds as much as wildflowers. :) beautiful!

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  9. My favorite aroma is clean air. Poor air quality is not good!

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  10. My mum wears Chanel #5 and always has so whenever I smell it I think of her and stuff we did when I was a kid.

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  11. I've always loved the look of Queen Ann's Lace, but don't think it has any scent. They grew around our house when I was a kid. Great find.

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  12. You made me smell Summer in my mind!


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  13. For me it's Mud. When I was a kid we would pull up the tall grasses with big mud balls on the bottom and throw them at each others forts.

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  14. Weeds are just flowers in everyday clothes. Or another way of saying it is: Flowers are just weeds in Sunday clothes!

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  15. For me it's the smell of the first rain when it hits the ground, always takes me straight back to when I was young growing up in central Africa. How we loved it when it rained!!

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  16. Love the smell of wild flowers/weeds almost as much as searing meat.

    Darryl and Ruth :)

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  17. As I read your post and looked at the photo, I recalled the scent of Queen Anne's lace -- not a "pretty" perfume like the honeysuckle that means childhood summer evenings to me -- your "wild weed" has a wild and weedy, a tangy scent, in my memory.

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  18. I really like this angle and perspective. Looking upward does wonders, and in this case the subject is already appealing.

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  19. We even have Queen Anne's lace here in Texas. But it's long gone already.

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