Sunday, 28 April 2013

Colorful flowering lupines at Lake Tekapo

Lake Tekapo - the second largest of the three, roughly parallel lakes located between the north and south along the northern edge of the Mackenzie Basin in the South Island of New Zealand. Lake - a real photographer's dream, with the mountains and snow capped peaks, turquoise blue lake and charmingly beautiful little church. Every year from mid-November to December, the beauty enhanced by colorful flowering lupine. Russell lupine (Lupinus polyphyllus) is an exotic plant that can grow up to 1.5 meters in height. It is a constant variety, the seeds are planted in the summer, die back for the winter to be resurfaced next summ.  Flowers are like peas and have a variety of colorings - blue, purple, orange, yellow, pink, white or a mixture of the two colors. Leaves are divided into processes, reminiscent of the fingers. Strong baskets with seeds ripen and explode in the summer heat, releasing a lot of dark brown seeds. Russell lupins were planted in 1950 at the height of Connie Scott Godley, when the seed was scattered along the sides of the main highway. These high spikes now grow in bundance along many roadsides and open areas around the villages, and throughout the scenic area Mackenzie. The variety of colors makes a stunning area of ​​Lake Tekapo photographers paradise.

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