The 45th parallel north runs right through my hometown of Minneapolis and Saint Paul. We have lupines at this latitude, here in the middle of the North American continent. It sort of made sense, then, when I went to Iceland and saw lupines. Sure. We’re all sort of Nordic, after all. Except here’s the deal. The 45th parallel in Europe actually runs through northern Provence…😳 Iceland, at the 65th parallel and 2500 miles north, is at the same latitude as the Yukon, and it only looks like my region because of the Gulf Stream. I love learning shit like that.
pressed lupine leaves from iceland