See those star-shaped leaves above the moss in that last photo? Those will be blooming soon, that will be the Yellow Daisies! (Really no need to capitalize them but when you see them you will know why I do!)
The little yellow flowers are called pineweed and I LOVE them. The spiky purple flowers are called blazing star (liatris) and it is a gorgeous shade of purple (you should like it, Mimi!) That butterfly was the fastest moving thing I have ever seen, Richard was lucky to get that shot of it! Hope you all enjoyed another walk over Arabia Mountain with us! The header photo that I have right now was taken on the same day, and I am looking toward Panola Mountain.
(Richard took all these photos, except for the 3rd one, the closeup of the pineweed, I took that one!)