Lupine Wildflower – Year of Yosemite (YOY) – Day 275


Lupine wildflower growing through a fern

I am fond of lupines because they grow well in our Sonoran Desert environment at spring time and if there is a reasonable amount of winter rains, they can be quite spectacular.

We saw a number of patches of lupines along the trails as we hiked at Yosemite. They are more purple than blue, but the yellow highlights and gray-silver leaves (not pictured above) give them added interest and appeal.

This particular specimen was growing through a fern so the leaves are not visible in this photograph.

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Meta Data – Day 275 YOY – Year of Yosemite

File Name: 0317.NEF
Capture time: 11:16:59 AM
Capture date: June 8, 2016
Focal Length:50mm
ISO 360
Nikon D3300


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