09 April 2010

lupine

i love the way young lupine leaves catch and hold the raindrops. it's the real reason i have so many of these plants in the garden.

23 comments:

CherylK said...

I love lupines, too. You're right about the leaves...they do hold raindrops perfectly.

Matt said...

I really love your bolg, and I just started reading it not even 20 minutes ago. It is a very enjoyable for me to read you things.

April Van Tassell said...

OK, now you've got me totally confused. So far everything you've described is so similar to eastern Oregon that it's weird. (OK, we don't have maple groves.) But I LOVE lupine, and have never been able to grow them because the deer consider them desert, and consume them. Deer won't eat daffodils or tulips however. So do you have a deer problem or not? And if so how do you deal with these creatures?

Naturedigital said...

Beautiful photograph.
Costas

Aayushi Mehta said...

Lovely!

Raisa said...

This picture reminds me of fresh morning dew; brings back memories of early morning coffee, croissants, and cereal!

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buffalodove said...

They are beautiful! Thank you for sharing!

Lynne said...

A lovely photo - thanks for sharing. I don't think I've ever seen that plant before.

danny said...

nice blog, I like the pictures of flowers

Cherie/Miss Blessing said...

Ever since I spent many summers in Nova Scotia, lupines have symbolized the blue skies, sea breezes, and beauty of Nova Scotia in my mind. I love them, and hope to be Miss Rumphius surrounded by lupines in a cottage by the sea when I "grow up".

Mrs. DeRaps said...

I, too, love lupines. I am jealous that yours are growing already. We obviously line in different temperate zones! Maybe your pics will carry me over until stuff starts growing here.

K9friend said...

Very pretty shot.

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chris said...

Lynne: lupines are odd-looking plants with big, spiky stalks of flowers. i can never get them to naturalize, but they grow wild in northern maine and parts of canada.
April Van Tassell: yes, we have deer - lots of them! i have been lucky, i think, that my trees, plants, and flowers have been spared. that said, i lost one of my favorite hostas last year to some critter. i wondered if it might be deer since the plant was in a garden right on the edge of the woods. i'm holding my breath waiting to see if it comes back this year.
CherylK: my other favorite thing about lupines is the seed pod. such efficient use of space and amazingly engineered to twist and scatter in the wind!
Costas: thank you. i am always thrilled when you like my photos.

Mika said...

Green + Water = Perfect harmony.
It's the best combination in most natural scenes.

Suz said...

I will have to investigate to see if I can grow Lupine in Nebraska.

Your photo made me want some.

Kay said...

I have never had or maybe never even seen lupines growing wild or otherwise..sigh very hot and dry here for lovely plants like hostas and ferns etc. and then extreme winters and you have a hostile environment! I can grow tulips, daffodils, daisies, but lets face it..I have a black thumb here in Utah..love your musings

Ayham Tamari said...

There must be more to life than planting flowers.

waterfall said...

They look so tropical this way. I, too love the Lupine and have a few out in the woods in the hills.
Considering becoming the 'johnny appleseed' of lupines. wouldn't that be fun!?

A Write Life said...

Very special observation.

miss.marchhhxoxo said...

exotic :D

Necia said...

I took a picture of your little lupine's sister leaf, holding its own lovely drop of water, in my yard in Idaho two days ago. Truly lovely, aren't they.

the art of graphite said...

What a beautiful photo you have taken.

Anonymous said...

Hello from British Columbia, Canada. We are the lupines capital of the planet.