Thursday, July 12, 2007
07.13.07 BIRTHDAY BOUQUET
My mother, Helen, was born on this day in 1935. I can remember, as a child, collecting handfuls of this wild flower to honor her birthday. I never noticed until I was older that this blossom didn't really have a very sweet smell and that most folks thought it was just a roadside weed. But my mother and I both appreciated the beautiful intricacies of the tiny white blooms and its fascinating name, "Queen Anne’s Lace," (Daucus carota).