Monday, May 18, 2020

monday moment: purple

on my own two feet for a lupine picnic
out among the rocks and lupine
There are years with wildflowers, and then there are lupine years. This year is LUPINE in all caps year for sure!

the best purple field

Seems like every 3 or 4 years is a banner year, and we were able to go out and ride just as it got wonderful. This year the biggest fields were in a different location, but still amazing. Major had to put up with standing still while I took photos too many times to count.

the annoyed to be stopping again ears

I enjoy the purple, he wants to go home, that way

It is a time so fleeting, and now the flowers are fading, seed pods abundant. On to the next season.

fading flowers and rising lake


  1. love love love love love love love love

    But I'm a little obsessed with lupines.

    1. We also have a yellow lupine and a cool magenta and yellow version, but never in large quantities (at least right here). I love that there are so many varieties!

  2. I remember the lupine, some years were glorious! Thanks for the pictures.

    1. Yes, I've thought of you as the trail went underwater, as we were both always aware of the date each year…take care!

  3. I am so jealous that they grow freaking wild there. The slugs and snails eat them up here.