Said to have been named after Queen Anne of England, Queen Anne's Lace is a common wildflower in my area. An expert lace maker herself, Queen Anne challenged the ladies in her court to make lace that would rival the patterned flower of this plant. No one could duplicate the queen's work. The queen ended up pricking her finger which, legend says, is the reason for the dark dot in the middle of the white flower blossom.
Even though it is drying up with our fall temperatures, this flower head still retains much of its detail and beauty.
"Autumn wins you best by this
its mute appeal to sympathy for its decay."