Seventy years is a long a time to stay at the same job, but that's what Elizabeth II did. There is so much about her reign and her successor in the media this week that is hard to not to think about it and her.
My contribution is this photo of the perennial plant, Queen Anne's lace, which is just finishing up its reign as queen of wild spaces just now. A member of the carrot family, it supposedly is named after Queen Anne, the wife of England's King James II. She wore a lot of lace ,it seems.
The connection with the monarchy is clear, and so is the beauty of the plant.