Impressionist abstract of lupine flowers in the Cascade Mountains

The lupine spikes swayed back and forth in the breeze along Icicle Creek.  The mozaic of colors was intriging and I became mesmerized watching the patterns change in the wind. (G. Thomas Bancroft)

The lupine spikes swayed back and forth in the breeze along Icicle Creek. The mozaic of colors was intriging and I became mesmerized watching the patterns change in the wind. (G. Thomas Bancroft)

I found a patch of lupine flowers in bloom when I was hiking along Icicle Creek in Wenatchee National Forest.  Their purple flower spikes were swaying back and forth in the light breeze.  The green leaves, purple-blue flowers and sandy colored pine needles on the ground formed a mosaic of colors.  Several patches were along the trail in close proximity.  None were very large.  I focused in on one that might have been 10 feet by three feet with several dozen flowers.  I felt the color mosaic called for an abstract painting.  I blurred the picture to create this impressionist abstract feeling of color, contrast and pattern.  I found the setting very tranquil and the abstract tries to capture that feeling.  I stood for several minutes just watching the movement of the stems and how the mosaic pattern changed with that movement.  It was soothing and mesmerizing at the same time!  I finally had to jolt myself back to reality and head along the trail.

What emotion does this illicit in me?  How does it make me feel?

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