Purple Haze

Arctic lupine or Lupinus arcticus, growing along the road in Canada. These beautiful flowers grow up north where the air is crisp and clear; they tend to be light lilac to dark purple.

The first time I saw Arctic Lupine was in Iceland, where the plants were imported to help with erosion and feed the soil, which allows trees to once again grow into a forest. An Iceland guide told me that visitors from Canada and Alaska call it Icelandic Lupine, even though it comes from their countries. They are an invasive species and it shouldn’t surprise history lovers that this imported plant is now causing trouble.


If you want to see Lupine in its natural habitat then go north to Alaska and Canada, to see these beautiful plants in bloom. I used a photoshop filter to change my photo into a work of art. If you want physical copies of my photos, go to my Zazzle storefront, where you can get the photo as a postcard, photo print, or on canvas. https://jmptraveler.com/product/purple-haze-2/

If you want to learn more about the Lupine debate click on the links below.

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I’m a world traveler and an amateur photographer, to date, I've visited seven continents and thirty-four countries. Due to bills (and a desire to eat), I am forced to work a mundane nine-to-five job to pay for my true passion. This blog is a way for me to share my crazy creative side, my travel photos with cheeky stories, travel tips, or details on how the photo was taken. Come join me as we travel the world together, without having to leave the house or get out of your PJs.

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