It's that lupin time of year in Maine. The fields and slopes along 295 and Route 1 will be lined with scores of pink and purple cone-shaped flowers. Seeing these indigenous blooms will always remind me of when I first moved to Maine with my mom as a little nine year-old girl. I had grown up with Miss Rumphius by Barbara Cooney, which, in tangent with my mother's encouragement, inspired my commitment to making the world a better place. I cannot wait to head Maineward later this week and reside in the Land of the Lupin once more.
1.) Photo by AJJPhotography; 2.) Image found here.