Saturday, April 29, 2006

Lupinus excubitus

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Grape Soda Lupine (Lupinus excubitus), a legume and member of the Pea family, basks in the native plant garden yesterday morning after the light showers we had Thursday night.
In another 6 weeks or so these local wildflowers will be treating us to a stunning exhibition of violet flower stalks, accented with bits of yellow, as their pronounced grape soda fragrance floats upon the breeze.

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Blogger Granny said...

I didn't know about these.

10:52 AM  
Blogger clairesgarden said...

great photograph, the droplets of water are amazing

11:17 AM  
Blogger Deb said...

I love lupines. Around here we have native Lupinus perennis, which are a lovely blue-purple color, but as far as I know they are not fragrant.

3:12 PM  
Blogger Madcap said...

Another gorgeous shot. Love those water drops, all lined up like that on the left.

4:29 PM  
Blogger LenĂ© Gary said...

Hey! Nice new look, Jim. I just came by yesterday and shazam, it's all new. The black definitely lets your photographs shine in a way they deserve to.

We're not quite to lupine time up here yet. Great shot.

7:49 PM  
Blogger Norene Griffin said...


12:03 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Jim,
It's Rhonda again. Actually, I'm from Texas and I met John Whytock on a web-site about 18 months ago---which was probably about the same time I found your blog. We spent a few days in New Mexico recently when I mentioned your name to him, not expecting him to know you. It really is a small world, isn't it? And, yes, he is truly one tremendously talented guy that I feel honored to call friend!

8:30 AM  
Blogger dragonfly183 said...

I have tried and tried to get those little beauties to grow from seeds. Everytime me or my mother buy a package and try to start them they turn to mush :(.

11:52 AM  
Blogger Sandy Hatcher-Wallace said...

Please show us the flowers when it blooms.

1:58 PM  

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