Yellow Lupin

Seen growing wild in the hedgerows on New Zealand’s North Island.

yellow lupin


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  1. Nice effects. I could do with a bit of yellow in cloud-hung Warsaw, although there’s a very large, very blingy teddy bear in the street / square downstairs. And it snowed lightly last night as I galloped through the streets with the last of my jet-lagged energy.

    1. Heyjude says:

      Nice to hear from you Meg. Good journey? And steady on with the galloping…

      1. As good as 21 hours in the air can be, thanks! Found out in Dubai that my daughter and the kids are really sick with fever and flu, so I still haven’t seen them. Bought surgical masks this morning and get a flu injection tonight. Soon! I have seen my son-in-law, at the medical centre last night, but no doctor. We have a running joke that we all make each other sick, them in Australia, us here. Warsaw is very easy this time: I don’t pretend to speak Polish, and it works much better!

        1. Heyjude says:

          Oh, no! I do hope they get better soon, it is so miserable to be sick and have sick kids too. I just hope the flu injection doesn’t make you feel ill too.

  2. I think the lupin flowers look like your blue discovery. Any relation?

    1. Heyjude says:

      Well, I do think the blue one is from the same family – legume – so possibly.

  3. suej says:

    Lovely splash of colour to brighten a winter day! Mind, its brass monkeys here but a beautiful sunny morning!

    1. Heyjude says:

      Thanks Sue. I’m going through some of my floral photos from the trip to cheer me up! Grey here, and very cold. Sky looks as though it is full of snow… the sun peeped out from the mist early this morning, and then disappeared. Again.

      1. suej says:

        Sounds a tad bleak where you are…. Keep looking at those colourful floral images! I’m trying to sort through a ton of transparencies here…slow progress 😦

        1. Heyjude says:

          Hah! I know that one. I have been trying to sort out the thousands of digital photos for years! But I really need to stop taking more.

        2. suej says:

          Stop taking more is the answer!

  4. debandtoby says:

    How nice to see flowers in bloom during a cold winter.

    1. Heyjude says:

      Glad they are cheering you up Deb 🙂

  5. Lucid Gypsy says:

    This is beautifully done Jude 🙂

  6. Sue Slaght says:

    So beautiful! Loving the bright color.

  7. Such a beautiful flower. A relation to our native Texas Bluebonnet, Lupinus texensis.

    1. Heyjude says:

      I love the name Bluebonnet!

      1. It apparently got its name because the shape of the flower resembles the shape of the bonnets worn by pioneer women — blue bonnet. They’re beautiful and brilliant in large fields or growing by the roadside.

        1. Heyjude says:

          I follow a texas photographer who often posts about these flowers
          They do look gorgeous en masse!

        2. Yes, I also follow that blog. He has some beautiful photos.

  8. Sammy D. says:

    Beautiful shade of yellow. I’ve always loved the leaves of this plant, too.

    1. Heyjude says:

      Yes they do have lovely leaves. They seem to grow wild all over New Zealand.

  9. We were astounded by the lupins growing wild on the roadside in New Zealand. The colours were so beautiful.

    1. Heyjude says:

      Yes, I have seen photographs of the blue and purple ones on the south island. Beautiful!

  10. pommepal says:

    Lovely bright and cheery for you to look at and remind you of the summer Jude

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