Past Prime Lupine

I went to an area in northern California where Lupine tend to mass on this hillside in good years. When I got there, at least this year, there were only a few clumps. They were lovely in the fog, but they were not at their best. Oh well, another year I’ll make another trip. I should add that I don’t consider this “imperfect,” just not the best subject for a photo on a wall.

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Kathy, that’s a nice collection of Lupine. The foggy background does a good job of keeping the focus on the flowers (and the seed pods). Seeds are definitely not an imperfection but this is the kind of photo that most wouldn’t hang because of the seeds. It does lead me to wonder, “under what conditions would a seed pod picture be worth hanging…?” That’s a fine clump of Lupine in the foreground, it would be quite striking in full bloom.

Think the seed pod idea should be a weekly challenge!