Wednesday Wallpaper 25 July | Field of Lupins, Lake Tekapo, Mackenzie Country

July 25th, 2012 at 10:47 am by Todd Sisson
New-Zealand-Photo-Lake-Tekapo-Lupins Mackenzie Basin New Zealand

Russell Lupines in bloom along the road to Lake Alexandrina. Lake Tekapo in the background, South Island New Zealand. Photography by Sarah Sisson.

 

Welcome to another Wednesday morning – July is rapidly evaporating – I must admit that I’m looking forward to a respite from all this fog and frost though, roll on August…..

This image was made by my lovely and talented wife, Sarah.  It has just been featured as a double page spread New Zealand Geographic’s latest publication – Southern Exposure – which is well worth purchasing if you are a fan of New Zealand imagery (not just landscape photos either).

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Have a great week.

Cheers – Todd

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9 Responses to “Wednesday Wallpaper 25 July | Field of Lupins, Lake Tekapo, Mackenzie Country”

  1. gravedodger (1,575 comments) says:

    Sadly not everyone sees them as something to enjoy.
    Some in authority spend thousands spraying them along state highways in the Mckenzie country and on the Arthurs pass road as examples but broome and gorse are left to flourish.

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  2. Manolo (14,177 comments) says:

    Wonderful!

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  3. Todd Sisson (48 comments) says:

    I know @gravedodger! However, there is a little bronze plaque in Lake Tekapo Village dedicated to the lady (environmental terrorist?) who spread the seeds. Personally, I love the colour they bring to the landscape each spring…..

    I wonder if they are nitrogen fixing like some other lupins? – could provide an argument for retaining them if so….

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  4. KiwiRupes (16 comments) says:

    Another similar one on Deviant Art…

    http://chrisgin.deviantart.com/gallery/#/d4ikk4f

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  5. fredinthegrass (274 comments) says:

    Awesome shot, and reminds me it is time to get the caravan ready for an early
    trip South to catch the snow.
    It is truly a beautiful part of our great country, Todd.
    Talented wife you have, by the way!!!!

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  6. Uplander (42 comments) says:

    I’m afraid if I had my way they would be gone. Not as bad as wilding pines but the potential to spread is there.

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  7. gravedodger (1,575 comments) says:

    Hieracium is so much easier on the eye, eh

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  8. Right of way is Way of Right (883 comments) says:

    Dennis Moore, Dennis Moore, riding through the glen…….

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  9. Lee C (2,720 comments) says:

    Few years back we racked up to Tekapo from AUK and found there was no bedding in the batch. Chased it up at the local PO. The woman who worked there lended us some bedding out of the goodness of her heart. I’d love to have thanked her. All I can recall is (sorry, in case no one told her before) she had cross-eyes. So I guess I want to say thank you, and well, apologise for mentioning, well the eye thing. But thanks lady anyway.

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