Monday, July 26, 2010

Colored Queen Anne's Lace

Food coloring always seems to end up as a science experiment in my house. It is rare that I actually use it for food, but we use it for science quite a bit.

On our way home from Fort Nisqually last weekend I saw this BEAUTIFUL patch of Queen Anne's Lace by the side of the road. It was late, my kids were tired, but we had to stop and pick some.

Before they went to bed, we colored the water, and set the flowers we had picked into the colored water to see what would happen in the morning...

They look like fireworks to me!

However, this one, picked at the same time the same way died by the morning. I am wondering just how deadly red 40 is at the moment. Makes ya think... huh?



Sadie said...

That is kinda scary. I try to avoid it as much as possible....almost all the prenatals have it and I needed to get motrin for Lakin last week and it was in there....along with corn syrup and artificial sweeteners.....I need to look for alternatives to that...

Are you going to repeat it and see if the same thing happens again?

Val in the Rose Garden said...

I did it last year and it didn't do it near as bad. I am not sure if we will repeat it soon or not, but it would be a great one to see a comparison. :)