Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010
Strolling the grounds, if you can call it that, rewards the keen-eyed with surprises.
The lupine (Lupinus sp.; say “loo-pin” and not “loo-pine”; alternate spelling: lupin) are in full bloom. As far as I know, these escaped from my great-grandmother’s flower garden decades ago, and they’ve spread, especially in the orchard and the field. Their most common color is a deep blue with hints of purple. Across the property, however, you will find colors ranging from white to various pinks, a very few light blue, and a few that are darker blue than most.