Unnatural beauty

One of my favourite drives is the one through the Lindis Pass between Omarama and Tarras.

It’s particularly picturesque at this time of year when the lupins are in flower.

They’re not natives which means some people might regard them as unnatural, but natural or not they’re beautiful.

3 Responses to Unnatural beauty

  1. Adolf Fiinkensein says:

    Fifty three years ago my parents took me for a trip through the South Island. My abiding memory is the wild lupin flowers.

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  2. Rob Hosking says:

    Only been over the Lindis in high summer -hitched over with a French bloke back in summer 1994 and the car boiled over at the top of the pass – or mid-winter, in snow storms.

    That whole stretch, from a bit before Tekapo through to the Lindis though… Arrggh. I don’t have words to do it justice. Unparallelled magnificence will have to do.

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  3. JC says:

    The story (legend?) of the lupins is that the wife of a chap working for the Forest Service (Protection Forestry branch and forerunner of DoC)threw the seeds out on the side of the road to make things look pretty.

    JC

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