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Lupines!

We rounded a corner & came upon this incredible field of lupines covering the riverbank. I thought it might be because this was pastureland (wildflowers tend to be found in disturbed environments), but we saw an equally dense stand on a riverbank further on on National Park land that wasn't grazed -- or at least, I'm assuming it wasn't grazed. But maybe this river bottomland is disturbed pretty often by flooding. I took some zoom shots like this one from up here & then walked down & got some with the flowers in the foreground (hard to go wrong!) & a macro, but this spot was just too much there to fit into any one 4x3 photo, so here's a panorama.

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Taken on December 13, 2006