Queen Annes Lace by Bernie Kasper on Flickr.-----so many people bypass this lovely flower as 'common.' but for the cost of a packet of carrot seeds, you can have billows of thes delicate flowers in the second year. Just leave the carrots alone the first year and the next will produce queen Anne's Lace, aka the not-as-pretty name of 'cow parsley.'
Gown and fichu detail from Self-portrait with a Harp, circa 1791, Rose-Adélaïde Ducreux (1761 – July 26, 1802). Note how the lace at the elbow has been folded up over the sleeve, out of the way of the harp strings for ease of play.
Elizabeth the first. Tudor queen of England and Ireland, nicknamed 'Gloriana' and the 'Virgin Queen' who overcame many challenges and threats at home and from abroad to preside over a perceived 'golden age' in English history.