I am not too sure when I first noticed lupine, probably about 6 or 7 years ago in an old neighborhood. They were always along the side of the road and I loved to look at them. I don’t know what it is about lupines that I like so much. I think that what they lack for I scent (they don’t really have one) they make up for in their tall, spiky, colorful blooms. They come in a variety of vibrant blues, purples, pinks and even white, that I have seen. I think the purple ones are my favorites.
This field of lupines near our apartment caught my eye the other day (when I didn’t have a camera) so yesterday, camera in tow, my youngest and I headed out on a photo venture. We may or may not have trespassed a little bit to take these pics, but no one lives in the house where they are at so, no harm, no foul.
Aurora usually goofs off in pics, but she smiled wide when I told her to smile for this one. I love to see her enthusiasm that reflects mine for flowers and plants. We enjoy our nature walks and look for as many photo ops as we can.
When we returned home to look through our pics, I got to thinking about lupine, if they are edible or not. I’ve always been curious about the seeds, for they remind me of beans. After researching a bit, I found out that lupine is in the legume family. I think now I have found the motivation for my love of these flowers-I want to eat them! I am a big fan of beans, so we will be trying some lupine beans after they seed!
Bees and butterflies like the lupine as well! Look at the sacs on that busy bee! He was the only willing participant to get his picture taken, which was fine by me, as I was not going to trudge through a possibly tick ridden field just to chase a bee for a pic!
It’s a rainy day today but I don’t mind. I’m perfectly content to sit at my laptop and write. I’ll be working on the 2nd half of this venture to post for tomorrow, where I’ll attempt to post my first blog video ever! Wish me luck on that and I bid you all a terrific day! If the weather is nice, get out and smell some flowers and hug some trees!