Lupines are one of my favorite plants. Many years ago, I planted some lupine at one corner of the edge of my pond. They thrived outrageously, spreading along the path and even establishing a foothold at the opposite corner of the pond.
It is such a treat to walk along the path while the lupines are in bloom. There are so many color variations in the flowers, mostly magentas, pinks, and blues.
You can see my paintings, including one of a Lupine at: www.davidmarchant.ca