Where does a person start. Obviously from the ground up. It's spring and the ephemerals are having their moment in the woods.
The first jewel to impress is the Shooting Star or for those latin lovers Dodecatheon meadia.
Shown just beginning to open up into a star shaped flower arching on a long stem, then a full showing of amethyst jewels on the forest floor.
FYI- Part of the primrose family. Also commonly called Prairie Pointers. Insects force their tongues between the stamens to sip the nectar. Flowers start out downward and rise upwards after pollination. Sounds a bit backwards to us I suppose.