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Effieland’s Purples for Beauty

Our first purple poppy of the season was like a love song. . .

 

and the purple lupine was part of the chorus.

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In the pink: Here come the lupines

I welcome lupines as harbingers of summer, especially when they arrive in pink. We also have later-blooming lupines in cream and blue. The ones pictured here are beginning to bloom, and will soon fill their stalks with more petals. Effie and Paladin  took turns today, sleeping among the leaves on the side opposite the flowers.

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Lupines

Note: Evidently, Effie is not into lupines, so I ask her friends’ forbearance for her absence from these photos.

P1010767These deep pink were the first to bloom.

P1010766At first, these appeared to be a lovely old-gold color; they morphed to antique ivory, and ultimately to white tinged with pale-pink.

P1010768True to our Snake River biome: salmon, of course.

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Lupine and bee

We have pink lupines starting to bloom. I hope they will be tall and strong, like the ones my husband planted in Tacoma–this is our fourth year in steppe country, so that was four summers ago. As the birthday card from my best friend says, “Who says you can’t stop time?” The lupines say so. . . .nature forever belies our conceit. Sigh.

The red arrow at the lower right of the bloom is pointing to a baby bumble bee, humming and drawing nectar.

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