Lupine - Ruby Mountains
When summer arrives in the desert, it's still spring in the mountains of southern Nevada at 8,000 feet. I love finding lupines in the high country in late spring. They are a welcome reassurance that all is right in nature. This classic blue lupine is one of my favorites, symbolizing rebirth after a long winter buried in sub-freezing temperatures. They're tall, graceful and they attract large numbers of pollinators. Typically, Indian Paint Brush is found blooming at the same time.