Monday, July 30, 2018

More lace

Here's another view of a wild carrot flower (Queen Anne's Lace) in its seed-setting stage. The grape growers have been mowing around the edges of the vineyard parcels and between rows of vines over the past week or so. As a consequence, many of the big patches of wildflowers have been cut. There are still plenty out there, though.

When the seeds form, the flower head curls in on itself.

We spent a very nice afternoon at our neighbors' on Sunday. We saw a friend we haven't seen in a while. She's elderly and not doing great, but it was good to see her out and socializing. Lunch was sliced cold meats (roast beef and pork) and salads, including grated carrots, rice salad, tabbouleh, and heirloom tomatoes. Our neighbors' daughters and granddaughters seemed to be in charge of putting it all together.

We left Tasha home alone (we were only across the street) and she did very well. Ken volunteered to drive our elderly friend home when she was ready. We got back to the house in time to watch a tennis match and the final leg of the Tour de France, both of which we had recorded while we were out.


  1. As I said on Ken's blog, I'm sorry to hear that G. is not feeling well, but that's what's awaiting all of us, I guess!

  2. What an absolutely gorgeous shot! So artsy! Deserves to be printed and framed.

  3. That sounds like a very pleasant afternoon, and what a glorious photo!

  4. SO beautiful. You constantly outdo yourself.


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