Week of July 20: Stranger

Okay, so I totally cheated on this one. I would rather have photos of people I know or flowers than to try to spend time asking permission to take photos of strangers, so I am pretending that this fulfills the requirements since I never knew either of the Queen Annes that this flower is supposedly named after…!

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I thought this was interesting, from Wikipedia:

Daucus carota was introduced and naturalized in North America, where it is often known as “Queen Anne’s lace”. Both Anne, Queen of Great Britain, and her great grandmother Anne of Denmark are taken to be the Queen Anne for which the plant is named.  It is so called because the flower resembles lace; the red flower in the center is thought to represent a blood droplet where Queen Anne pricked herself with a needle when she was making the lace. The function of the tiny red flower [in the middle] is to attract insects [for pollination].

Here’s a link to my sister’s “creepy” stranger photo on SKDPhoto.