A couple of days ago when I blogged about the waterlilies, I mentioned that the Lupines were also starting to bloom. Here are some photos I took in my Lupine patch this morning. Lupines have long been one of my favorite flowers. They have give a double whammy. Not only are the spear-pointed blooms colorful, but also their star-burst shaped foliage is very unusual and interesting.
After I had my pond built, I collected and spread some Lupine seeds around in one area, and they have nurtured and spread around the perimeter of the pond. The our native Lupine are a purplish-blue color, but I also have some domesticated ones that are more reddish, pink, and whitish in color.
You can see my painting of a Lupine at: davidmarchant.ca