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.