I promise not to show that many here. But I can't resist showing you a lot of lupines.
We can't get enough of them. They are tall, wild, spiky, colorful, and scented — what's not to love?
They were at their peak while we were on Mount Desert Island. We figured out this year that some are more blue while others are more purple. Then there was this blue-and-white variation, below:
After a seaside dinner in Bass Harbor, our innkeepers drove us to the town dump, claiming that he had seen orange lupines in someone's garden. But they were gone and we were all disappointed.
We had to be content with purple, blue, pink, and white. So we were.