Fall and Spring and to a more limited extent Winter, are my favorite times of the year. Summer is too humid for me . Always has been. But if the wildflowers are out in abundance, that makes the sweat and ticks and mosquito bites much more worthwhile as I go cruising through the woods and other more wild areas with my camera. I learned the hard way to use insect repellant 10 years ago as I was crawling around in the bushes (literally) I was looking for insects so as to take some macro photos of them. I unknowingly came home with a tick attached and developed early lyme. Caught it within five days, and I have remained free of it after very strong month long treatment with antibiotic.
Last year I was able to find many more wildflowers than in the past three years. Not sure why they seem to have gone away in my area. This year was also a difficult one to find what I was looking for. I tend not to take many pictures of roses and other more commonly seen flowers as they are everywhere. But I do take some. I am including below a Columbine I found this Spring however.
I could go to the gym this morning to use the treadmill instead of being outside for a walk as it has been and will continue to rain all day. I don't enjoy the walk if it is in the rain. Some folks do. Not my thang.
These delicate wild columbine flowers are only about an inch and a half long. I love every year's new appearance. Next Spring, I will be out looking for them and all the others again.
I took a cell phone photo of these two signs in one of my favorite stores. I hope you enjoy seeing them too.