Memorable Moments: A Visual Treat

I remember them as lupens but these colourful lupins or lupines, as they are known in North America, are called Russell lupines by New Zealanders. There, especially in the Canterbury region in the South Island, these leguminous plants spread far and wide; along the roads, in pastures and riverbeds. It is said that in the past, tour bus drivers have deliberately spread seeds of the plant to add colour to the drab landscape. Thanks to this, now, one of my most memorable moments was travelling in a bus in the Canterbury plains and have a visual feast of the colourful lupines that spread as far as the eyes can see...

Comments

Liudmila said…
Very beautiful. I've heard about the people of different nations that planted seeds or young plants in the forests they lived from. But it was centuries ago. Interesting that there is this usage today too.
Thomas C B Chua said…
2 imagine that they grow wild, simply awesome. We had a photo taken among these colorful plants some years back.
footiam said…
I remember reading about a man who planted apples along the road so that others could enjoy the fruit; can't remember where the story is from though.
Liudmila said…
Probably such persons are not so rare but they are modest and we don't know about them.
footiam said…
The weeds growing in our part of world are really beautiful too if you would see them so.

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