My walk yesterday took me through an area on a neighbor's place where there were a remarkable number of invasive bull thistle. I despaired of finding any native wildflowers. Along the way, though, I spotted an interesting white "thing" on a blade of grass. It turned out to be an egg sac, tended zealously by a tiny yellow and white spider.
On my way back through our Rodeo Meadow, I was thrilled to see a couple dozen Mariposa Tulips blooming - Calochortus venustus. I chose one I thought would be a good one to photograph and found: yet another spider!
And then, just because the Calochortus genus is one of my favorites - so many beautiful species, although I've only seen two in our area - I took this picture of Calochortus albus, White Globe Lily (also known as Fairy Lantern).