We recently discovered a new park in our small town. It has the rather unimaginative name of Nature Kids Discovery Zone. It is located adjacent to the Alicia Sanchez International School. Getting there requires navigating a maze of residential streets.
Some time in early July the wild flowers in the park just exploded and I knew we needed to visit it with our cameras.
I love thistles, so I gravitated toward this one immediately.
Next to it were these tiny flowers that grow in clusters. What immediately grabbed my attention is the lady bug traversing the stem.