Lupines are one of my favorite plants. I love both its star-burst foliage and its elongated flowers. This time of year when lupine plants are small and just beginning to grow, they have another attraction for me; the spring raindrops that they catch and hold in their leaves. They look like jewels.
I am not sure what it is about the leaves that keep the drops from flattening and running off, but makes for some delightful effects.