Sunday, July 11, 2010

Lupine carpets

And, a more peaceful scene from the Iceland travelogue.

There are many beautiful wildflowers, most living very close to the ground in the windy environment. But there is one vertical exception. At this time of year, the hills are covered with lupine. Even from miles away, they appear to be coated with a blue carpet. A short video follows from the base of the mountain next to Skagaströnd, called Spákonufell.

Click here if you cannot see the video.


Anonymous said...

So so beautiful!

nasov said...

Miss Rumphius would be so proud!

Michael Pahre said...

Wild lupine was one of the first plants to emerge in the devastated area surrounding Mt. Saint Helens after its eruption in 1980. One sturdy wildflower.