Purple piercing sky
with passionate elation—
O holy lupine!

© 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher
Photo: Southern Mojave Desert, Southern California
More Sensational Haiku Wednesday with the theme “Elation” here
More Haiku My Heart at Recuerda Mi Corazon here
More Share the Joy Thursday ruminations here
More Skywatch Friday photos here
More Himmelsk photos here

Posted on February 24, 2011, in Haiku My Heart, Himmelsk, my digital photos, my haiku, Sensational Haiku Wednesday, Share the Joy Thursday, Sky Watch Friday, Southern California, Southern Mojave Desert, wildflowers. Bookmark the permalink. 42 Comments.

  1. Purple piercing passion! Very alliterative indeed 😉

    Wow, 3 this time… you’re on a roll, my friend!

  2. Erect elation!
    Lupine standing tall and proud,
    Displaying their joy.


  3. Wow – I have lupines in my Pacific NW garden. I didn’t know they grew in desert locales.

  4. Oh, thank you for sharing the flowers ! We are still in an expanse of grey/white here for the most part.
    Joyful indeed !

  5. Loved all of them! The last one was perfect with the photo!

  6. Holy Lupine~Purple Swords~Blue Heavens….beautiful

  7. Muy bonita foto!

    Jan Halvard
    noruego en La Paz, Bolivia
    ¡Buenos dias Bolivia!

  8. Thanks, I value your comments. I, of course, love your limerick (those are harder to write than I thought)—makes me appreciate yours even more! Lovely photo of lupines and very nice haiku. Mickie

  9. Lovely photo for Skywatch!

  10. Everytime I see Lupines I am reminded of the story about the Lupine lady that I use to read to my girls when they were little. To this day this remark when they see the Lupines lining the highway. What a lovely photo….thank you.

  11. Love the Lupines and those vivid blue skies! Fantastic! Enjoy your weekend!


  12. Another lovely haiku and the photo is a delight to the eye. Beautiful capture.

  13. Such a wonderful sight in the desert! A beautiful photo of delicate, graceful lupines.
    — K

    Kay, Alberta, Canada
    An Unfittie’s Guide to Adventurous Travel

  14. What a beautiful picture! Lupines are some of my favorite flowers, I always had some in the gardens at my parents’ houses :o) Thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting!

  15. I didn’t know the name, very beautifully captured.

  16. Wonderful picture! Lupines are beautiful flowers!

  17. The glory of just seeing a flower in bloom just makes my heart pound. Spring! We just received a fresh coat of snow tonight.

  18. Nice and spiky plant with beautiful purple cluster of flowers. I think I’ve seen them grow in the wild here but today I learnt the name~ Lupine. Thank you for the share today!

  19. A very nice Lupine. Beautiful pictur.
    a nice day to you.

  20. Beautiful picture of lovely purple lupins!
    Have a nice weekend 🙂

  21. Wonerful photo!
    Have a nice day!

  22. Beautiful flower and beautiful blue sky. Now I will be dreaming even more about summer.

  23. I like the angle of this shot, everything reaching ever upwards.

  24. Fabulous and spring-like!

  25. It’s barely six AM and everyone has Haiku up and running! I feel “late”. Nice job. Now I know what these are called. MMT’s flower identification and haiku blog. I hope I’m still out here when the desert wakes up this Spring. On the coast now until Monday. Good to stop by here.


  26. yes, flowers that lift the hem of dawn are holy holy holy.
    thank you for gracing my friday, oh how sweetly you haiku my heart!

  27. I love those flowers. Over here they are roadside flowers in the summer! And what a gorgeous blue sky!

  28. Så sandelig himmelsk.. 🙂 rigtig god weekend

  29. Purple does represent holy and the divine. I love the way the lupine points straight to that magnificent royal blue sky, as though emanating from the soul at the top of the head. Thanks for sharing a little bit of hreaven as well as a close-up-and-personal view of the Mojave Desert. Love and bon week-end, Margaret

  30. Wonderful shot. I like the flowers with the clear blue sky in the background. It makes me long for summer.
    Enjoy your weekend!

  31. You did it again!!
    So nice!!

  32. As a gardener, I really love seeing the lupines in the desert. I had no idea they could tolerate dryness like that. A gorgeous photo, also!

  33. What a gorgeous photo and the haiku suits it so well!

  34. Lupins are a passion of mine, they are part of British Railway history, passengers were given packets of seeds to throw onto the banks in the early days. The slip road to my town, that used to be a railway line is still clad with them.

    Thank you for the reminder, lovely haiku,

    Sue x

  35. Gorgeous lupines! I love how the purple stands out in the blue sky but doesn’t contradict it – purple and blue DO get along! Great shot.

  36. Beautiful haiku and sky photo. I agree with the first comment. Lovely alliteration here.

  37. Lovely testament that life blossoms even in the most hostile environments…

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