2013 Daily Lupine Photo Page
Bookmark this page to follow the progress of our Lupines through daily photographs from seedlings to blooms to seed again. We'll take you on some of the back roads in our area through our photographs.
May 22, Wednesday
The lupine are just starting to bloom. The first two pictures are from Pearl Lake and the 3rd is just above Polly's Pancake Parlor on Route 117.
Fields of Lupine Festival Tour Book
Do you have your Festival Tour Book yet? It's packed with Festival Information and over $150.00 in area discounts. The book is only $5.00 and supports the Festival (and future Festivals). This year is our 20th Festival so we have a "retro" cover from our first Lupine Festival Tour Book. You can pick up your books at the Franconia & Lincoln Chamber of Commerce Welcome Centers, at Polly's Pancake Parlor, at the Sugar Hill Sampler, at the Village Bookstore in Littleton and of course, from Harman's. You can also have the books sent to you - Harman's sells them through our Internet Store. Click here for more information on the book!
May 21, Tuesday
I visited the Easton Fire Department to see how far along their lupines are and in a day or two - we'll have blooms there.
May 20, Monday
Polly's has a lupine flower spike - perhaps we'll see some early flowers for Memorial Day weekend. Actually I should of looked a bit more in the field (further down there was a plant much closer to blooming and Kathie took the photo for us, since I missed it).
May 19, Sunday
On the backroads up Center District Road in Sugar Hill
May 18, Saturday
More lupine flower spikes are out down at Pearl Lake, if we have a day or two of sun - we will have some blooms.
May 17, Friday
Sun is out and it's another beautiful day. Lupine are growing in the field across from the Sugar Hill Sampler.
May 16, Thursday
Sun is out and it's a beautiful day, temperatures are more like spring and should reach 60's today. Today's pictures are of the field on Route 117 near St. Matthew's Chapel, which looks like it will be quite full with lupine and Harman's "field" has a few lupine tufts growing, too.
May 14, Tuesday
Another very chilly morning - there was ice on my jeep when I got up to go for this drive. I took the Lewis Hill-Whitcomb Road from Franconia to Bethlehem to check on the Lupines. They are there and the field I stopped at is big but quite a few of the lupines aren't taller than the grass yet so they are a bit hidden.
May 13, Monday
It was in the 30's this morning. It's going to be a chilly week with cold nights so that will slow down the growth of the Lupines (which is fine, they'll bloom in June for the Lupine Festival). That said, I drove out to the Easton Fire Department to check out their little field and found 4 plants with flower spikes, meaning that field will be one of the first areas to bloom and we'll see some blooms in May. We will probably have a frost this week, so we hope that it doesn't hurt our fragile spring buds and flowers, like our apple trees (which are just starting to bloom).
May 12, Mother's Day
At Polly's Pancake Parlor, of course!
I found my first lupine flower spikes out at Pearl Lake today. Last year it was about May 12th when I found the first spikes.
Daffodils are blooming and the lupine are growing with them.
Lupines are growing on the bank at Polly's.
The lupine behind Harman's are growing. Visitors to Harman's today are deciding which cover we should use for the 20th anniversary Cookbook that the Lupine Committee is having published to celebrate this year's festival.
We discovered some lupine growing as we traveled our back roads.