Saturday, May 16, 2009
Lupines are interesting even before their colourful spikes of flowers form. This patch is a garden variety (species unknown) that has been rendered bedazzling by a light rain.
Facts on lupines, purported to be fascinating by the British Columbia Outdoor Wilderness Guide:
- Lupines provide a beautiful panorama in British Columbia meadows
- a favourite delicacy of BC's lovable marmots (Editorial note: lovable indeed!)
- some forms of Lupine are regularly cultivated in gardens
- after a rain, look for the 'diamonds' of water glistening in the 'palms' of the Lupine leaves (Editorial note: see above!).
(Further editorial note--a question, really: why does Blogger occasionally & seemingly arbitrarily convert landscape images to portrait? Rarely does this improve the composition, and once Blogger's mind is made up as to how the image should be oriented, there is little but frustration ahead of you should you attempt to rectify the situation.)