The Lilacs are already starting to die off...but the Lupine are popping up everywhere! This weekend starts the three week Lupine Festival in Sugar Hill and Franconia.
This evening I decided to take a walk in the Lupine fields.
I don't know how to describe the smell of a Lupine field...it is not overpowering but very distinct.
The birds were singing and bees were buzzing by and then I heard a hummingbird and got a glimpse of him before he took off like a shot.
I walked around where a foundation of an old house overlooks the mountains and a field of Lupine. It almost has the feel of an old castle.
The mountains looked beautiful as the sun began to set.
I walked through another field of Lupine...
...and soft ferns growing along stone walls.