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Thursday, June 20, 2013

Wildflower Wednesday... on Thursday!

Can you believe it? I forgot Wildflower Wednesday! Well, no that's not quite true. I just sort of  "lost" a day. Hubby was away for a few days.. I was busy.. and I forgot yesterday was Wednesday!! They say that happens when you are on vacation or retired.. you lose track of the days... I guess that's what happened. Now that the normal schedule with meetings, weekly Choir practice, etc. is done for the summer and the calendar doesn't have much written on it, I sometimes lose track of the days.. Anyway, enough excuses.
Since I have very recently spent a good deal of time in the lupin patch, I'm going ahead with Wildflower Wednesday anyway, and you guessed it- the feature flower is lupins. You know I LOVE lupins, I have written about them more than once - here, here and here if you care to go back and look at previous posts and photos..  Since I'm so late with this post, I won't bore you with much more yakkety yakk... I'll just show you a few of my favourite lupin photos for this year. (Would you believe I took 213 shots within about 45 minutes?! Don't worry I won't bore you with them all.)

Lupins come in a  variety of colors - blue



yellow and peach

and deep red. Although this one looks quite "pinky", it is actually a deep rosy red. Striking!

Some are pale and soft in color, most are deep and vibrant.

Some are just one color while others are bi-color.

 Regardless of their color, all are beautiful (just like people!) I have a favourite "patch" that I visit every year, not far from where I live. This time while there,  I was serenaded by a beautiful sparrow- I don't really "know" my sparrows but I figure this one had to be a Song Sparrow as his song was so sweet. His series of musical notes was charming, but he wouldn't let me get too close for a photo..  guess he was shy!

I am linking to Mosiac Monday at Little Red House. Drop by there for a look at more wonderful mosaics.


"Tis my faith that every flower
Enjoys the air it breathes!"
~ William Wordsworth


Wendy Ouellette said...

Oh Linda, thank you. i am missing my lupins this year. I especially love the last shot with the sparrow. Makes me think of home!

Pamela Gordon said...

Wow, these are so beautiful Linda. I need to be shown that lupin patch. hint. :) Happy summer to you! Enjoy your 'vacation' from your weekly schedule!

Catskill Quilter said...

Oh, what a treat your photos are! Thank you for the flowers, and the sparrow, and the busy bee!

Lorinda said...

Wow, what vivid color. Thanks for posting these.

eileeninmd said...

Wow, your Lupines are beautiful. Gorgeous color. Beautiful photos and mosaics!

MandaBurms said...

AHHHH lupins one of my favs! Always reminds me of the book Miss Rumphius
You have captured them just right!
Love Leanne

debra @ HOMESPUN said...

These are lovely! :)

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

What beautiful colors of lavender and purple and pink! You took such wonderful close ups. I feel like I could reach out and touch them!

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

Your lupins are gorgeous. I love them but can't grow them. I bought one this year and I planted it knowing that it will be an annual. The bunnies have had a go at it too and now it has a collar. What I will do just to have a lupin the garden. Valerie

Niki Hudson said...

What stunning colors! Lupins seem like such a proud and graceful wildflower - you did a great job capturing their loveliness!

Bridgit's Bell said...

Lupine loveliness. I especially love to see them wild in the meadows.

Mary Howell Cromer said...

A day late, a day early, as long as you shared the beauty of these Lupines, it is all beautiful!

Poppy said...

Hi Linda,

I am mesmerized by your gorgeous mosaics!! Such colour, pattern and intensity in both the flowers and your presentation of them. Thanks so much for sharing!


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