Iceland: Endless Lupine Fields

The flood plains of southern Iceland explode with blue in the summer, covered with blooming lupine as far as the eye can see. The lupine panoramas are totally surreal, covering everything in sight to horizon and distant glaciers and mountains. Interestingly, lupine is an invasive species, brought to Iceland from USA intentionally in 1940 to improve the poor soils in greenhouses around Reykjavik (lupine enriches souls with nitrogen). Naturally, lupine broke free and with global warming lighting the fuse, colonized a significant portion of Iceland, changing the previously lunar landscape of black lava soils into the blues of Alaskan meadows.