A larkspur bloom
And I was not disappointed! I'd only hiked a short distance when I came upon a TON of larkspur growing alongside the trail. The lens cap came off my camera, and I spent a good twenty minutes snapping away at those beautiful flowers.
The trailside flower garden!
I've hiked this trail many times, but I don't remember ever seeing so many flowers blooming along the lower portion of the trail. Maybe it's just a good flower year.
A "tower of flower."
Warning - you're going to see lots of flower pics in this post. It was hard to narrow down the photos to just a few. So look away if you don't like photographs of pretty flowers!