Blue Lupine Abstract

Blue Lupine Wildflowers in North Cascades National Park in Washington State

Lupine Abstract © 2010 Bo Mackison

While looking through my files for a few photographs to print for my upcoming art show, I accidentally popped open the catalogue of the photos  from the Pacific Northwest trip I took earlier this summer, and this abstract of a blue lupine opened on my screen. I was rather taken with the deep purple and blue botanical abstract on the green background.

It seems like only a few weeks ago I was knee deep in bright blues and greens, and now, suddenly, the world is shifting, taking on different shades – more muted, warmer colors — yellows and oranges — replacing the brightness of summer’s peak. So I wanted to share a reminder with you of this past early summer as we pitch headlong into autumn.

Blue lupine photographed on the side of the road in North Cascades National Park, Washington. Mid-June, 2010.

About Bo Mackison

I'm a photographer, book-artist, traveler, naturalist, and creator of the Contemplative Creatives Journey, An Online Workshop and Community and Desert Wisdom Cards and Workshops. Though often not well known, I find the desert a welcoming place - a healing space. Its mysteries and gifts transformed me several years ago. Since that first encounter, I return again and again to fill my well in what most people think of as a desolate region. I'd love to share my desert discoveries and wisdom with you. Please subscribe to receive my five part mini email course The Gifts of the Desert. It's my gift to you.


  1. That is a very nice blend of summer colors. I will savor it for awhile: I’m really not ready yet for Fall.

  2. I’m with Montucky. Let’s savor every drop of summer while it’s here (and then on to skiing). 🙂

  3. Beautiful colors and perspective. Yes, fall is coming rapidly.

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