One more reason to get out into our beautiful parks today - unless you're already on your way into the mountains for an overnight:
Former Gazetteer and local photog Rhonda Van Pelt took these shots of a yucca in bloom and playing host to ladybugs following a hike Thursday in Palmer Park. (Steve Garufi, who takes photos wherever he goes in Colorado, has plenty of shots there on his site, in case you've never been.)
Wondering where to wander? Check this trail map.