Friday, April 24, 2009

Mine tailing lupines

Mine tailing lupines
Originally uploaded by SeabeeCook
Lupine wildflowers are especially vibrant this year all around El Dorado County. I've seen them growing along U.S. Highway 50 as easily as they do next to trails and roads.

The tall wildflower, with its cobalt-blue spikes reaching for the sky, seem to grow in most any spot where they can soak up the warm rays of sunlight. I found this patch among a series of old mine tailings from the California Gold Rush.

1 comment:

  1. Do you remember Monty Python's Robbery of the Lupine Express?