The Flower Girls

Every year Ken takes a photo of me with an armload of wild lupines, so I was delighted to share the pleasure and the honour with Pam this year! It was only the start of the day (after a leisurely coffee and conversation).

Tonight I have two large vases filled with these heady, peppery-scented blooms and we'll get more tomorrow! I love to have them around as long as the season lasts!
Beautiful
posted June 20th, 2017  
Those are beautiful! Nice photo of the two traveling photographers! It must have warmed up a bit since your toes are exposed, Louise! No jackets required. :)
posted June 20th, 2017  
What lovely fun
posted June 20th, 2017  
What a great idea to gather these wild blooms! I love it!
posted June 20th, 2017  
I've never seen lupines so full and lush and lovely. Enjoy your bouquets. Best to Ken.
posted June 20th, 2017  
Beautiful flowers. Must be lovely to pick them wild.
posted June 20th, 2017  
Beautiful.
posted June 20th, 2017  
Just beautiful, you two are having just the very best of times! In Texas we get fined if we pick wildflowers (so silly, I know!)
posted June 20th, 2017  
They are such lovely colours, we only get blue and yellow :)
posted June 20th, 2017  
These lupins are stunning to see growing wild with so many beautiful colours! They also look fabulous in your wonderful huge arrangements at home!
posted June 20th, 2017  
@gardenfolk It's quite mild...even warm and humid...back here in Nova Scotia! I love "Lupin-picking Week" when it happens up here! (No,not an official holiday except for me!)

@mbrutus No garden has prettier! They're quite something...you'd love photographing them, to be sure! Ken thanks you for the hello...clearly he took this...as well as drove us to my favorite site, and cut them for us as the ground is uneven... Life would be pretty static without him!

@louannwarren I'm "pretty sure" (which of course means nothing!) that there are no laws about picking wildflowers. I avoid anything in sight of someone's home as we all love seeing them! "My site" is on a country lane, far from a farm and long before the end of a peninsula with a few houses! We carry away an armload, look back and it looks like nothing is missing!

@merrelyn We rarely find yellow ones up here, Merrelyn.

@pamknowler "Huge arrangements" come easily when the flowers are so big! I'm SO HAPPY I could share this experience with you!
On previous summers, I saved these pictures: http://365project.org/Weezilou/365/2010-06-02 http://365project.org/Weezilou/365/2012-06-16

posted June 20th, 2017  
Wonderful photo of you two...The lupines' colors are pretty.
posted June 20th, 2017  
Beautiful
posted June 20th, 2017  
Oh I love lupines as well, and have them growing around my yard!
What a nice photo of the two of you, making memories!
posted June 20th, 2017  
Wonderful photo of you two Flower Girls with these beautiful lupines! They're growing all around this area also and I am truly amazed at how tall and full they are. :-)
posted June 20th, 2017  
Great shot of the both of you collecting the flowers.
I seldom pick wild flowers for two reasons. They last only a few day`s on a vase and you steal the seeds for next years grow. Beside this, they are very cheap in a store witch are special grow for it .
Fields do smell to the grow on it. How deep/much depend on they grow, weather and wind. Most times I love it.
On the fields I be very carefull with capture pic.`s. I even don`t step on it. Most times they grows in rows.
posted June 20th, 2017  
I certainly understand what you're saying about removing the seeds for the following year! When I was younger,I'd read decorating books and magazines, and they'd say to go out and gather reeds and flowers,etc. Of course, living in the Los Angeles suburbs, there was nothing growing wild! I always loved the notion of "gathering" and was delighted when we came here. There seem no rules against gathering...
posted June 21st, 2017  
What fun you are having. Lovely field of flowers and a photo op well done by Ken.
posted June 21st, 2017  
@pyrrhula I left you a note above Anita's,I see, but forgot to attach your name! Sorry!

@aglennc We've had a great time. Showed Pam where you and John stayed when you were in town. Ken's taking good care of us!
posted June 21st, 2017  
@Weezilou. Don`t take my critics serious. I`m not that strictly.
You can copy you line, correct it, and send in again. Delete the old one. That`s my (often used) methode.
posted June 21st, 2017  
@pyrrhula don't give it a second thought no offense was taken!!! ♥
posted June 21st, 2017  
Its nice that lupins are wild - you can pick as many as you want!
posted June 21st, 2017  
How pretty!
posted June 21st, 2017  
How wonderful! I love seeing the two of you photo buddies together, and with lupines! I had no idea they were so big, so having the human scale was important for me to realize this. Lupines look so much like Texas Bluebonnets that I always assumed they were much, much smaller!
posted July 2nd, 2017  
@jyokota Thanks, Junko! I only realized this year that "bluebonnets" are a type of lupine! Agreed, these are pretty spectacular, and it doesn't take many to build a lovely, large bouquet! Consider coming here and being photographed with them also! They'll look bigger still!!
posted July 2nd, 2017  
@Weezilou -- if @taffy and I show up, will @pamknowler be waiting for us with you? :) That would be lovely.
posted July 3rd, 2017  
@Weezilou . Missing you . To busy? Or someting worse? Please let me know.
posted July 5th, 2017  
Thanks dear Louise for you so nice answer. I was expected you have busy times but also a little worried . Will waith patient on you prommis letter. Don`thurry. Have a great time.
posted July 6th, 2017  
:)
posted July 16th, 2017  
How lovely to be able to pick these wild flowers, here we would be in trouble l
posted July 23rd, 2017  
They are beautiful and make a wonderful setting for the two of you!
posted July 27th, 2017  
BTW, I'm sure you know the picture book Miss Rumphius, by the late Barbara Cooney, that told of a woman who sought a way to make the world more beautiful and found it in planting lupine in the wild. If not, you need to get your hands on it. It has your name written all over it!

posted July 27th, 2017  
Hi Louise, here is the link for the blurb that I wrote re creating a Little Planet in Photoshop - https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BxetQXPo86C3S2xOZ0VNTVJjTVU

Please let me know whether or not you are able to open the link or not.
Thanks Sally

posted August 27th, 2017  
@allie912 Because of the note Sally just left for me, I came across your note that I hadn't seen! I most definitely will check on that book...I need to have a copy to keep in Lunenburg (and perhaps to give to a friend or two!) It sounds absolutely charming! Thank you for that!
posted August 27th, 2017  
@salza Wow, Sally, that was not at all the answer I was expecting, but I'm delighted I can make this in Photoshop! I read through your carefully worded explanation and I think I'll have no trouble following it! I know already that I'll have photos I can go to to use in this project! (So often I think of pictures I take as "stock photography" as I never know how I might be able to use them in the future! If I get one put together, you'll be the first to know! Thanks again SO MUCH!!!
posted August 27th, 2017  
@salza I just made my first one and WOW! That was awesome! I got it on my first attempt...no trouble at all! Thank you so so much! I'll be sure to post one one day soon, and all credit goes to you for being a good teacher! ♥
posted August 29th, 2017  
@Weezilou woohoo Louise! So glad that you were able to understand my blurb. I look forward to seeing your creation.
posted August 29th, 2017  
@salza Oh what you started! I must have been mulling this in my sleep! It struck me that I could use the entire panorama. My original was 14", so I extended the canvas (blank) 14" on the bottom layer, flipped the top layer and continued to proceed. I didn't have to leave anything out! What fun that is...Ken says he loves it "because it's symmetrical"! (We're often at odds artistically as I tend toward more asymmetrical, but this is 100% totally cool!) I can see creating panoramas now with this outcome in mind!
posted August 29th, 2017  
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