July brings lots of wildflowers to the roadsides around here. Early on sunny mornings, the floral stars are chickory and Queen Anne’s lace. Their brilliant blue and lacy white line both sides of the dirt roads. Queen Anne of Britain (1665-1714) and her great grand-mother Anne of Denmark are the namesakes of the flower. The red dot is a prick of blood from Anne making her lace.
There are a lot of no-name flowers. Well, no-name to me. The prettiest is this white anemone-like flower. Six stems rise from a leaf cluster on the main stem and each has the lovely white flower. Once the flower fades, a fat seed pod is almost as handsome as the flower.
These red-banded pint bottles from a Pittsford NY dairy were a wonderful gift. When we lived in London, milk in glass bottles was delivered from an electric milk ‘float’, a kind of cross between a Good Humor truck and a delivery wagon.