This antler archway is on the side of Austin Antlers in Woodland park. It is made from deer and elk sheds. I'm not sure but I believe those are actual antlers and not fabricated replicas.
I haven't got a macro lens so I really can't quite do this beautiful little Pasque flower justice. They covered the forest floor. All I saw were the pale purple and white variety but they also come in other colors.
Its a Rocky Mountain Seagull! Not really, its just a gull but I enjoy seeing them because I miss the ocean. I wonder if they miss it as well.
I don't think I will ever get tired of this view. The mountains are lush and green this year. Two years ago it was so brown and parched from the drought. A fire ban had prevented campfires for 2 summers in a row. Even now all it takes is a lightning strike, or a careless act from a human to strip the forests from the mountains.