California North Coast

Lupin Blooming in Redwood National Park

The word’s gone out and it made the front page of the local paper. There is a rare explosion of lupin bloom up on Bald Hills Road in Redwood National Park. My husband and I took the Jensen Healey out for a spin to go check it out this afternoon. I didn’t know what to expect, but went late in the afternoon hoping for good light. Interspersed amongst the lupin was darker purple larkspur, which added a good contrast of value and hue. Here’s some of the photos I shot:

It was mostly this huge patch by the road, spilling down the slope

It was mostly this huge patch by the road, spilling down the slope

The sun was going down, so things were starting to get backlit

The sun was going down, so things were starting to get backlit

This is looking south and a little west

This is looking south and a little west

It was really a living tapestry of flowers

It was really a living tapestry of flowers

These are just the highlights

These are just the highlights

As a bonus, there were these white Douglas iris in bloom, too

As a bonus, there were white Douglas iris in bloom, too

4 replies »

  1. I saw Kathy O’Leary’s painting today, and thought to play hookey from house cleaning. Your photos cinched it.

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  2. Beautiful. Those are the kind of North Coast days that put a song in my heart. They made living under the gray skies for most of the year a little less painful for me.

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