First of all: May the 4th Be With You. Then take a gander at the slideshow of flowers and critters that emerge in the spring at Yosemite National Park. Various locations include the Merced River canyon, the Mist Trail, El Portal, Yosemite Valley Stables and my yard near the stables. The photo above features North Dome and the Merced River from the Happy Isles bridge on a lovely spring day.
The flowers: lupine, moss, Western Dog Violet, California Poppy, Miner's Lettuce, Some Unidentified Yellow Flower and MacCloskey's Violet. The critters: California Kingsnake, Common Raven, Belding's Ground Squirrel, millipede and Sierra Alligator Lizard (thanks to Todd King for sharing the photo).