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Blood on the queen's lace

I discovered this freaky Queen Anne's lace blossom growing beside a very-little-traveled road. It's the sort of thing that would be used in augury, a prophecy that can't bode well. As stillnotbored remarked, little-traveled roads are great places to dispose of inconvenient bodies. The blossom is proclaiming that the truth will out?

And here are my favorites, the foxtail grasses, golden macro-paramecia, playing in the sun.

ETA: Nope, not for real--see next entry. If only the spray painter knew how well their prank succeeded!


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Sep. 1st, 2015 03:12 am (UTC)
How beautiful!
Sep. 1st, 2015 10:36 am (UTC)
Thanks! I just hope it's genuine (the queen anne's lace, I mean--the grass definitely is!)
Sep. 1st, 2015 03:13 am (UTC)
So beautiful
Sep. 1st, 2015 10:35 am (UTC)
I'm glad <3

Thinking of you each day.
Sep. 1st, 2015 03:19 am (UTC)
That red queen anne's lace is amazing.

Queen Mary's lace?
Sep. 1st, 2015 10:22 am (UTC)
Hahaha, I like that: Queen Mary's lace. (Though now I'm wondering if it's even genuine)
Sep. 1st, 2015 03:58 am (UTC)
Murder, though it have no tongue, will speak with most miraculous organ!

I really love the photo of the foxtail grasses.

Sep. 1st, 2015 05:59 am (UTC)
I had the exact same thought!

And there does sit my false sister, Anne
With a hey ho and a bonny o
Who drowned me for the sake of a man
The swans swim so bonny o
(no subject) - asakiyume - Sep. 1st, 2015 10:37 am (UTC) - Expand
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Sep. 1st, 2015 04:51 am (UTC)
Oh, too beautiful for such a cruel augury. Say rather it's a hint of some treasure buried beneath.
Sep. 1st, 2015 10:23 am (UTC)
A much, much more pleasant thought, and equally exciting--thank you!
Sep. 1st, 2015 05:18 am (UTC)
Oh my goodness, that Queen Anne's Lace is a story idea, isn't it?
And the foxtails are so warm and lovely.
Sep. 1st, 2015 10:32 am (UTC)
I always want to hug the foxtail grass when I see them. I want to go swimming in the golden light, like they are. (And yes, re: the flower!)
Sep. 1st, 2015 06:25 am (UTC)
Blood on the queen's lace

That's fantastic. Poem? Story? Folktale? Cut a blood-sprung flower and take it home at your own risk . . .
Sep. 1st, 2015 10:25 am (UTC)
I wonder if the presence of sport flowers like this (assuming this really is for real; see my doubts, below) are what inspired that folktale in the first place--if people saw bright red flowers that should by rights have been white and assumed they must have drunk up blood--and then come to the next-step logical conclusion.
(no subject) - sovay - Sep. 1st, 2015 04:54 pm (UTC) - Expand
Sep. 1st, 2015 06:34 am (UTC)
This is the second time I've seen red Queen Anne's Lace. clarentine saw some in a garden and shared photos. I'll be keeping my eye out for some when I get back to France. Knowing it should be white makes the red rather morbid, not like stumbling upon a field of poppies.
Sep. 1st, 2015 10:18 am (UTC)
You have actually seen some? Because to be honest, I'd begun to be suspicious about whether this maybe represented some kid's prank and I was being (and then inflicting on you guys) too credulous. This queen anne's lace is growing in a complex of abandoned buildings, where kids sometimes come and spray-paint graffiti. I was wondering just now whether someone had spray-painted this. It's just *so* red. What did your red queen anne's lace look like? Was it bright like this?

I need to go back and see if the flower is still there, and examine more carefully.
(no subject) - mnfaure - Sep. 1st, 2015 01:47 pm (UTC) - Expand
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Sep. 1st, 2015 07:18 am (UTC)
I love the image of the single blood red blossom amongst the Queen Anne's Lace. I like the idea of it being prophecy, rather than marking the spot of a body. But, I do not yet know what prophecy it may mark.
Sep. 1st, 2015 10:26 am (UTC)
Maybe something as innocuous as a season of red sunsets--but maybe something more dire!
Sep. 1st, 2015 08:40 am (UTC)
What a grim thought! (Though your discovery might be botanically exciting? Maybe it can be named asakeyumii.)

Do you know the Eleanor Farjeon verses that run through several months, and end:

She laughed at me, she blushed at me
with such a pretty grace
that I kissed her in September
through the Queen's own lace.
Sep. 1st, 2015 10:21 am (UTC)
What sweet lines! No, I didn't know those--thanks for sharing them.

See my reply to mnfaure's comment, above... I've suddenly grown suspicious that maybe it's not genuine and that I'm participating in a hoax. I need to go back and look at it again, more carefully--if it's still there.
(no subject) - amaebi - Sep. 1st, 2015 12:29 pm (UTC) - Expand
Sep. 1st, 2015 09:50 am (UTC)
a prophecy that can't bode well.

True. "Do not eat spaghetti whilst wearing a white shirt..."
Sep. 1st, 2015 10:34 am (UTC)
An admonishment for us to keep in mind tonight--we're going out to celebrate the healing angel's eighteenth birthday. Jackson Pollock shirts for one and all!
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Sep. 1st, 2015 10:18 am (UTC)
I love how the grass catches the light...
Sep. 1st, 2015 10:34 am (UTC)
Me toooooo! Like that's what they were made for.
Sep. 1st, 2015 11:09 am (UTC)
Golden macro-paramecia

<3 <3 <3
Sep. 1st, 2015 12:59 pm (UTC)
Isn't that what they look like? I love them and want to hug them.
Sep. 1st, 2015 12:23 pm (UTC)
Wow, that red Queen Anne's lace is amazing and, as you say, omeny.
Sep. 1st, 2015 01:00 pm (UTC)
In this case, showing sure signs of intelligent design, but not the kind usually spoken of (i.e., they had the helpful hand of someone with a spray can.)
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