A carpet of purple and blue is blanketing the dry shorelines and meadows around Folsom Lake in California.A superbloom of lupine has sprouted up in areas normally inundated with water.”I’ve been here 30 years and I think it’s just that rare instance where there is not enough water in the lake and there’s not too much heat,” photographer Dave Blakeney said. “So when you get that combination you get the flowers.”And where there are flowers there are shutterbugs, photographers who woke up early to capture the light. With the popularity of the bloom, parking spots, even on weekday mornings, fill up fast. Watch the video above for the full story.

A carpet of purple and blue is blanketing the dry shorelines and meadows around Folsom Lake in California.

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A superbloom of lupine has sprouted up in areas normally inundated with water.

“I’ve been here 30 years and I think it’s just that rare instance where there is not enough water in the lake and there’s not too much heat,” photographer Dave Blakeney said. “So when you get that combination you get the flowers.”

And where there are flowers there are shutterbugs, photographers who woke up early to capture the light.

With the popularity of the bloom, parking spots, even on weekday mornings, fill up fast.

Watch the video above for the full story.

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