Giant Fleece Flowers and Roses

Giant fleece flowers along the walk to Carillon Island – one of the gardens at the Chicago Botanic Gardens.

Giant Fleece and Roses


Coral Woods

Coral Woods is a beautiful area near Union, IL. It’s part of the McHenry County Conservation District. We hiked on the Nature Trail which is considered “rugged terrain” – I think because the trail is narrow with lots of tree roots and rocks  sprinkled around. It was lovely; we saw a wide variety of wildflowers -more red trillium than I’ve ever seen before.

woods and creek in spring

Coral Woods

spring wild flowers mayapples


spring wild floweres trillium red

Red Trillium

wild flowers spring beauty violets

Violets and Spring Beauty