Lupines can be seen everywhere at this time of the year on Prince Edward Island, especially on the side of the road and at the edge of driveways. I love seeing all the colours along the country roads.
Lupines are from the pea family and can come in purple, white, pink, and blue-violet. They can grown to 2 feet and always look like they are standing nice and tall to me.
This patch of lupines in my photos were at the side of a house in Victoria-by-the-Sea. I loved seeing the tiny bit of red poppies in the midst of the lupines. Seeing lupines brings a smile to my face every time. It marks the start of summer and warmer temperatures on the island.
My children and I have loved lupines before we moved to PEI, ever since we read the beautiful Miss Rumphius story by Barbara Cooney. It is one of her favourites.
I am linking this post to the Outdoor Hour Challenge Blog Carnival hosted by the Handbook of Nature Study blog.