Waves of purple, pink and white lupins splash across Nova Scotia this time of year.
Their spires decorate the wayside and abandoned fields.
Although they’re not our provincial flower (the mayflower is), their image is often found on postcards and their seeds are sold at shops catering to tourists.
People from a planet without flowers would think we must be mad with joy the whole time to have such things about us.
~ Iris Murdoch
Text and photographs copyright Amy-Lynn Bell 2012