Monday, June 4, 2018

Maine's Lupine Season

Photos by Salt Water New England
Everywhere on the Maine coast in early June are signs of "Lupine Season".

Lupines can be found from the edges of the Turnpike, to the back roads, to the water's edge. In purple, pink and white, they are clustered in small patches or entire fields.











Beach roses are also in bloom, which mix in with the sights and smells of the salt water.




And fields of buttercups add the yellow.






8 comments:

  1. Beach roses! Thank you. I always wondered what those were called. Really love all the lupine photos!

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    1. Rosa rugosa. Grow like weeds! Hardy as hell and almost impossible to kill. They smell divine.

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    2. I'm inland in MA, 25 miles from the beach, but my Rosa rugosa bushes are flourishing now. They scent our back porch and it's lovely. I also have the white rugosa "Blanc Double de Couvert" which looks so nice against the dark brown clapboards of my house.

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    3. Sorry --- it's "Coubert," not "Couvert."

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  2. Does anyone else think of Monty Python when these photographs start to appear in the spring?

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    1. Yes, Dennis Moore, comes to mind.

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    2. Hahahaa, Dennis Moore, the 18c century highwayman - and his horse Concorde!
      "Hand over all your lupins .... in a bunch, IN A BUNCH!"

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    3. My favorite line (Dennis Moore): "Your lupin or your life!"
      And the song is hilarious!
      Suzanne

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