Wildflowers and cholla cacti in bloom, Joshua Tree National Park.
Bigleaf maple leaves among the coast redwoods.
Douglas-fir needles and cone.
A perrenial favorite of mine–the wondrous ocotillo plant, Joshua Tree N.P.
Yosemite National Park; I **think** this is a Jeffery Pine, although it’s essentially impossible to tell them apart from Ponderosa Pines without seeing the cones (then it takes about a second!)
Thanks to Ailsa at Where’s My Backpack? for yet another lovely theme!