Thursday, June 16, 2011

Lost in a Sea of Lupines



Right now in Sorrento, the lupines are the star of the show. 



After 2 days of cold and rain I brought my camera on today's walk to try and capture them while the sun was still out. 




We were busy discussing our neighborhood's annual bulky trash pick-up scheduled for this weekend, when we saw something that took us both by surprise. 




You're going to think it sounds a little Peyton Place-like if I don't explain it right though.  




So here goes.  There is this couple we know that were for a long time not together anymore.  And today while we were out walking, they drove past us smiling and waving, just like it was old times.  It felt good to see that.






Between the scent of the lupines (I think they smell like patchouli) and the sea roses, I almost failed to notice the pile of cast off items way up ahead of us. 





Items that were put out for the bulky trash pick up that is scheduled for this weekend.  So just what is this bulky trash pick up you ask?  What it is, is pure delight.  Everyone in Sorrento gets to dispose of items they no longer want and are too bulky for a normal trash pick up.   Most of the items kicked to the curb never actually get picked up by the garbage truck.  It becomes more of a neighborhood swap and anyone is welcome to anything they can find in each other's bulky trash.  The good stuff goes fast.  Like this painting we spotted tonight.  It's not quite finished though, but I was instantly drawn to it and immediately recognized the spot in Sorrento where it was painted. 




Henri's spur of the moment reaction to seeing that couple together again.   




Amidst the salt air, lupines and roses, it really is a lovely place to be in love. 







And to get the chance to lay claim to a discarded treasure for your very own too.

25 comments:

Rain said...

Oh yes Lili--the lupine are spectacular this year!! Maybe it is the extra rain-but I guess makes it all worthwhile!! You caught them in your photos beautifully!! I have similar pics of the beach roses from when we went down ur way to see the puffins way out on the island!! That was quite the adventure for us!! We must have taken 2000 photos!!

Snappy Di said...

A fabulous view you have there and the lupines are awesome. Love their colors!

Samantha said...

Just STUNNING scenery..how could you not be in love with that all around you? :)

Lisa T. said...

Gorgeous pictures! We don't have bulk trash days, but we can take our bulk to the dump on the first weekend of the month. BUT we can't pick. Do you even know how that kills me? It does, it really does...

Fabulously french said...

Lili the flowers are all stunning - wish that I was there to see them in person :-)

Leeann x

Piecefulafternoon said...

Ohhh wonderful Lupines - they are fabulous here on the West Coast this year too. Masses of them - the wild purple ones - in the fields until whole fields are purple with them.

What fun, that bulk trash day!

SprinkleBakes said...

Wow, so beautiful!

jennyfreckles said...

What pretty colours. We get a few here in gardens and escapes in the wild, but mostly just purple. I don't remember them having a scent - must take more notice. Good to hear that couple got together again. It always lovely to see people enjoying each other's company.

regan said...

As always....fabulous pics! Doesn't get any better than that! Thanks!

Country Girl said...

I cannot tell you, my friend, how much I needed to see your beautiful post tonight. It made me smile because well, because it is a treasure.

See? You're not the only one who found one.

spindrift,me said...

One of the things I love about Lupine Time is the fact that they are abundant all along the highways. The State has a policy of not mowing where the lupines are, thereby assuring that next year there will be even more, from self sowing. I think they smell like jasmine. Lili, this post was awesome! Thank you!!

Dear Lillie said...

Lili - what stunning photos! I hope you are doing well!

Sandy, Sisters of Season said...

Hello Lili, Hey, great find, the painting. I know, I know you live in paradise . . ok, I'm so jealous. Lots of love, Sandy:O)

Privet and Holly said...

Okay, may I say
that I'm officially
IN LOVE....with your
pictures, your blog,
Sorrento, lupines,
all of it!!! And of
course, I love you,
Lili!
xx Suzanne

Maya @ Completely Coastal said...

Your shots are simply fabulous!! Most of the time when we curb stuff, it's gone before the pickup. I love that..., things being re-used.

vicki said...

Oh Lili - these photos are fabulous. I cannot imagine lupines in the wild like that - what a glorious sight! You have absolutely captures the beauty of your home area so beautifully - love the lupines and the roses.

The "trashed" picture is also a true treasure of a find - wow - you did good!

It is nice to know that your friends are back in love again - love is hard to find and takes a lot to keep - second chances are rare - bless them~~

Vicki

Lee said...

I am looking forward to having a lupine garden some day. I have always loved them, bu they are so spectacular here in Maine!! maybe I can come for a visit this summer- got the kiddos to myself and lots of time....

Pearl Maple said...

Yippie for discarded treasures and happy finds. Bulky trash days are just full of possiblities.
Am super excited to be heading home to New England for a long awaited visit.

Mickey (Michel) Johnson said...

i love lupine...the colors and the scent are unmistakable. what a gorgeous and fun way to spend a sunny day and even better when romance is involved! peace! mickey

Kelly said...

Lupine and Love. I think both are very nice. The pics are so beautiful.

Sharon Lovejoy said...

Lili, Lili, Lili, Lili

These photos (and words) took my breath away. I forgot how glorious the lupines are against the deep blue sea. It is wonderful!

Neat huh? that the couple may have mended the torn edges of their life?

Sendin love, love,

Sharon

hometown girl said...

how wonderful all the way around! those flowers are just gorgeous and i think i'd love the bulky trash pick up day too!! sweet about the couple, that's so nice to hear! enjoy your 4th!! xo susan

vicki said...

Just checking in on my friend- bet you're busy just enjoying the summer. Have a wonderful Holiday--
Vicki

Sandy, Sisters of Season said...

Hey there Lili, Happy 4th of July to you and Henri, let me not forget Simon too! Be safe and God Blessed, Sandy:O)

Lisa RedWillow said...

oh my G.. This is just stunning.
I love the sea , the trees , the Lupins. You have the most beautiful eye for beauty Lili.
So glad your keeping this blog open.
Your photography is fantastic.