Thank you Mark and Darice, http://wildflowerswest.org/ for accurately renaming my "lupine tree" discovery. It's actually a Laburnum Anagyroides. In the Pacific Northwest, it's aptly referred to as the "Golden Chain" tree.
I'm sorta familiar with the up end of a camera so you'll see pictures here worth thousands of words without too too many words. I hope you'll be a frequent visitor and enjoy the treasures I've discovered along America's byways.