Just another past-its-expiration-date side-of-the-road Queen Anne's Lace bloom, curling and drying up in preparation of dropping its seeds this fall. A rusted I-Beam provides the background, protecting cars (and bicycles) from tumbling down the embankment to the train tracks. I was drawn to the wispy crown-like leaves surrounding the dying, central flower. There is such beauty right down below you, with almost every step you take if you just look for it.
Did you know that Queen Anne's Lace is also called Wild Carrot? Next time you find one, pick a leaf and rub it between your fingers. You will notice the strong scent of carrot! You can read more about this plant at the World Carrot Museum site here.