Right now there are a lot of violets, ground ivy, and lily of the valley on the ground in my yard in Elmhurst. I am really enjoying the fleeting moments in the garden with the perennial wildflowers. I also have colorful pansies in pots around the house. And a few carnations and fun things. Love this pink!
In the spring, the male deer and elk drop their antlers. Then they grow new ones in the spring. It is fun to hike the hills where they have been and try to find them. I love the smell of the sagebrush hills; not fully awake yet. There are signs of spring and contrasts such as bright green, velvety moss peeking through a blanket of melting snow and twisted sagebrush.
While there were many more wildflowers in Door County, I only took photos at Cave Point State Park. Actually, this butterfly picture is from Peninsula State Park. The rest are from Cave Point though. While not exactly flowers, the leaves were just flirting with changing colors. The fall here is just a fairytale land of colors. Pure white snowberries. And one of my favorites, Queen Anne's Lace.