May 31, 2011

Walking in the Lupine fields...

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 asters...


...and slugs...


...and soft ferns growing along stone walls.

4 comments:

texwisgirl said...

i know Texas bluebonnets are a form of lupine so i know their distinctive, sweet yet pungeont scent. your lupines grow much taller than bluebonnets tho. they're lovely! love the ferns!

Sérgio Pontes said...

The photos are very nice, i like it

SouthCoast Guy said...

Beautiful Pictures, lupines are my favorite plant. We go to the White Mountains every year and see them growing wild on the side of the roads. I started a few from seed this year, but they still have a long way to go before I see any blooms.

Anonymous said...

I am having technical difficulties with posting comments on my own page and other people's pages. I just found a workaround by posting as "anonymous".
Thanks for your compliments...Lupine season is one of my favorite times of the year. It is so nice to see them growing wild everywhere...