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Friday, August 12, 2011

Ir's all about Lupines! (Oh and the moon and other things that go buzz in the night)...

There is something very exotic about Lupines...

I love their leaves, they are like mini-palm trees:

I love their cone shape and that they blossom from the bottom up:

Some look more blue, some look more purple:

Some are a bit two-toned.
They grow here in pink, white or blue.
I only have the bluish ones in my garden area:
But every year they delight me.

And summer moons?
Well, I like them too:

But THESE?????:

Although hairy-looking mothy type things are ok with me:

Just as long as they don't flutter by me
in the middle of the night.

(We'll  have NONE of that!)


Anvilcloud said...

I think my garden is too small for lupines, but I appreciate seeing them. I took a picture of my grand the other day, and when it was on the computer I noticed a smudge near her eye. When I zoomed in, it was a mosquito. I didn't see a bite when I examined her face the next day, however. She tends to react to bites too, so I guess she must have brushed it off in time.

Anonymous said...

Wonderful shots...even of that damn mosquito!

TexWisGirl said...

beautiful! love lupines as they remind me of the Texas bluebonnets (altho ours are much smaller than yours). the hairy moth-looking thing is actually a skipper butterfly, i think. :)

Country Gal said...

Awesome photos ! yeah I dont like skitters either! Have a great day !

MadSnapper said...

I was enjoying my browse until i got to that pesky mosquito, i wanted to slap my screen, they are here in hordes and driving me nuts, even in the house. the lupine is gorgeous and i would love to see one. i like the leaves as much as the flower. our dwarf poinciana blooms from bottom up like this. did you take the skeeter photo? if so that is really good.

Unknown said...

Amazing, amazing once again!

Daryl said...

I didnt know what those were called, I've seen them in the park .. lovely .. and tomorrow (Saturday) night is a full moon .. I hope the skies are clear because with my new zoom I might get a shot!

Andrea said...

We don't have lupines, but the first time i saw it in Sweden i am smitten, just like when i first saw wisteria flowers and grape hyacinth. They really look very exotic for me. Those lupine leaves look like our cassava leaves, and when they are variegated makes very good ornamental plants. But of course your photos are always awesome, superbly awesome!

Debbie said...

gorgeous pix today....i am a flower freak, i just can't get enough!!!!

Rita said...

I am always learning the names of things when I come here. (Not that I will necessarily remember them later--LOL!) I especially love the last lupine pic of the two-toned one. That is a great close-up of the state pest--and an amazing shot of the moon!! You have a great camera, Lady! And a good eye. :):)

Ruth Hiebert said...

Beautiful images.Lupines are gorgeous,and so is that moon.

Debbie said...

amazing pixs....i really like the mosquito's just an amazing photo!!!

Reena said...

Great photos ... and the mosquito is so good ... remarkable!

diane b said...

Super shots as always. I saw the most beautiful fields of lupines in New Zealand. Do you use a macro lens?

Elizabeth Grimes said...

The leaves look like a star! Lovely photos.

Pat said...

Lupines and the moon.....wonderful things.

Mosquitoes? Not so much! If you sprinkle cheap mouthwash on your lawn if you're sitting outside, they won't bother you. It works!

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