Thursday, September 23, 2010

Queen of the Setting Sun

Yesterday evening I grabbed a few minutes to waddle about the yard a bit and see what I could be creative with in my presently *confined quarters*. I have a large area at the back of the lot I have chosen not to mow; some due to fuel prices but mostly because I live in the country and enjoy seeing what comes up.
The Queen Anne's Lace was exceptional this year, and even now, dried, in seedheads, the plant is a delight.
This is another of my captured on the fly with fingers crossed, shooting into the sun, photos!
I love it.
I am guessing that maybe this is becoming my signature style; break the rules, shoot with abandon, hold your breath and hope one turns out!
I should have waited to share this with some of the other shots of the evening, but I think it deserves a post of it's gently, it should enlarge. ;-)



Silke said...

The queen indeed!!! I love those seed heads and this was the perfect way to capture it's beauty!! TSUP, gorgeous!! Silke

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

I do too--they are always so pretty right when they are dry, before the rain hits.
There were some that survived an ice storm that were quite interesting...I wonder if Is till have the photos??? Hmmmmmm....


Elena said...

Magnificent! Hope you are feeling better dear one!

Linda Moran said...

Beautiful! I could see that in a collage piece......

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Hey Elena,

I am at least to the wandering stage...LOL!!! As long as I don't wander off and forget where the heck I was going/came from, I'M GOOD!!!


Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Just lost the reply Linda!
I was thinking the same with this shot--has a lot of possibilities; when I get time I will have to tinker with it! ;)


yoborobo said...

These are one of my favorite flowers. They are beautiful in bloom, and beautiful as they go to seed. Win, win. :) Lovely pic, my dear! xox!

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Hey Pam,

Did you ever cut them and put food coloring in the water, watching them change color as the water was absorbed? I remember that as a kid--we'd have a couple different jars with the colored water.
Way fun!


audrey said...

I've not had much luck shooting into the sun ~ I've tried a few times, but wasn't happy with the results. You have the "touch", Anne. Great shot!
I love QA Lace - the empty lot across from us was filled with it and I was enjoying the beauty until they came along and mowed it all down. ):
Have a beautiful day!
♥ audrey

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Don't worry Audrey---mowing it will make it come backwith a vengence next year! LOL!!! Apropo justice for cutting it!
I wish I could describe how I do the shots.....let me think about it and then if I can figure it out in words, will e-mail.

Anne....who was just at YOUR blog!

Georgina said...

Anne, my friend, your shuttering sounds like how I live my life!! LOL What a beautiful pic. We're finally getting some rain, all fringgin' day, but I'm not complainin' Can't see our beautiful Franklin Mountains from my front yard since they're all covered in lovely, soft, gray, the temps are down!! BIG PLUS!!!

Sorry I haven't been around much, but you already know why...mucho work and other crapola, but isn't that life sometimes??

Have a wonderful day and take care.

Love ya,

Deborah said...

OOOooooOOooooo I love it too! You little rebel! I also love LOVE love Silke's birthday gift you made. Not one minute blank space! Amazing! Do you have problems with blank walls??? ♫♪Here we go a waddling, a waddling we go.♫♪ Wait. That song is wassailing. Wishing you a lovely day.
**kisskiss** Deb

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Really dry here Georgina, which is good for the farmers and hope the rain doesn't come as the Fall color starts to come up.
Hey, we all get busy---as if I'm NOT now! LOL!!!
TAke care of yourself and I hope you get everything done!


Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Hey Deb!

Surprisingly, I have plainer walls. I ahve a front hall gallery but Gary is busy pinning stuff up everywhere else. I guess I need some visual rest after the studio...LOL!!!
♪ ♫ A-Waddling A-Waddling! ♫ ♪
Better than Wassail..... ;D


Seth said...

Stunning shot. Love the light.

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Thanks Seth!
Kamakazi Camera---that's me. ;)


Marie S said...

An aptly named plant indeed!! ;-D
A perfect salute to summers end on the equinox too!!
That is why you are the queen...perfect timing!!
Hope your body cooperates, your beauty increases, and your talent abounds. Love and hugs dear one.

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Well Marie,

If it doesn't start cooperating, I'm going to just beat it into submission! LOL!!!
At least I can walk somewhat normal now~~hahaha!
And yes, Anne is saying Ta-Ta to Summer.
I hope it listens.


Terra said...

Hi Anne, how good you are getting out to your yard again, and taking such a good photo, in to the sun. Well done.

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Hey Terra,

And I did it without hurting myself! LOL!!
I am being very careful where I step now.....which makes getting the photos a little more difficult, but worth it. Have a good one!


studio lolo said...

I adore Queen Anne's Lace. I love the early green pods that hold the promise of white lace, and I love the end of the season pods after they've put on their summer show.

This is another beauty Anne! Or should I say Queen Anne?

And yes, those acorn earrings! I thought you'd like them ;)


Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Hey Lolo,

My poor dad was so allergic to it, but still would let me bring in bunches!
It is amazing how quickly it all bloomed out, then dried and now, brown and fragile.
I'll have to grab a few more frames before it is all gone....


Mary Helen-Art Saves Lives said...

You know that you have my permission to break all the rules...this is simply beautiful and the light will soon be gone when the cold days of winter return. The B52's did not disappoint me lady...what a hoot...I am hoarse today from cheering. Imagine and Live in Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Hey fellow rule-breaker!

Glad you had fun with the B-52s!!! I always got the biggest kick out of Fred Schneider, and the girls hair/wigs and clothes!
Rock on!!!


Ces said...

Your highness! I can't keep up with you!!! What a beautiful silhouette!

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Your Cesness!!!

I can't keep up with you either, oh Mental Ninja!
I think I would like to actually print and frame this photo....or maybe out it on a bag or t-shirt.... ;)


Sophia said...


And hey, I'm all about breaking the rules right now. :) hee hee

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

I vote for breaking as many as you can.....LOL!!!


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