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Bird’s Nest


According to a Web search, a mature seed head of Queen Anne’s Lace will close up upon itself to form a bowl looking somewhat like a bird’s nest. I captured this one before it turned a brownish color, another reason why it also is called Bird’s Nest Plant.

Queen Anne's Lace
Queen Anne’s Lace

An important side note: Queen Anne’s Lace is host to the Black Swallowtail butterfly,  which could account for it being one of the few common large butterflies left.

Black Swallowtail

2012 Photo of the Year: Lola Girl


I greatly appreciate all those who followed my Photo of the Week series in 2012. Your ‘likes’ and star ratings helped select the 12 monthly finalists from which determined the No. 1 Readers’ Choice worthy of the 2012 Photo of the Year award.

Lola Girl

Lola Girl of 16/52 Whatever Lola wants … takes No. 1 honors with 33 ‘likes’ and 3 five-star ratings. She won April Photo of the Month honors paws down.

Beauty of 39/52 Beauty and the beasts was a close second with 32 ‘likes’ and 3 five-star ratings.

My dying friend in 21/52 Singin’ the blues came in third with 29 ‘likes’ and 5 five-star ratings.

I thank you and  Lola thanks you for your readership, your friendship and your WordPress kinship.

We wish a healthy, prosperous and Happy Blogging New Year to all!