Thursday, June 19, 2014

Lupines Close Up

Two close-up studies of lupines.
They're spectacular from afar, 
but up close, the blossoms are splendid! 

They'll be gone soon, having an average 2 week blossoming.

A tip for gardeners: apparently they don't like soil that is too rich. 
And who knew that they are not a native wildflower...

Barbara Cooney was quoted in the latest Downeast Magazine,  
saying that they were not always so numerous in Maine. 

Maybe it was indeed the lupine lady who brought us this pleasure.


  1. they do well in texas (bluebonnets) without any help from me!

  2. I am so happy to know of Miss Rumphius.:-)
    Your painting and calligraphy are so dear..
    Can't you just write and illustrate a little garden ..etc book so we can buy it:-)

  3. Ahh.. my daughter's neighbor has some..I took a have nailed them:)

  4. Hmm, what La Table De Nana says above. . .mm? Love this perfect capture and the attending info. xx

  5. A big vase of lupines would look good on my kitchen counter -- too bad you don't live closer -- nice sketch -- barbara


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