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Thursday, March 29, 2007

Early Wildflowers

looking out over Albuquerque and environs from high on La Luz trail
These yellow wildflowers -- called bladderpod -- are some of the first of the year.
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Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Sandia Hairstreak

A Sandia hairstreak butterfly perches on a blade of beargrass
A Sandia hairstreak (Callophrys mcfarlandi) -- the New Mexican state butterfly -- perches on a blade of beargrass.
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Monday, March 26, 2007

Texas Beargrass

beargrass grows in the cracks of a boulder in the Sandia foothills
Beargrass -- the host plant of the Sandia hairstreak butterfly -- grows in the cracks of a boulder in the Sandia foothills.
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Sunday, March 25, 2007

Sandia Foothills in March

A blustery March day in the Sandia foothills, when Mother Nature couldn't decide whether it was winter or spring
A blustery March day in the Sandia foothills, when Mother Nature couldn't decide whether it was winter or spring. (If you look closely, you can see two of the tram towers.)
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Saturday, March 24, 2007

New Mexico's State Butterfly

A Sandia hairstreak, the state butterfly of New Mexico, clings to a blade of bear grass
A Sandia hairstreak, New Mexico's state butterfly, clings to a blade of bear grass.
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Thursday, March 22, 2007

Grama Grass and Lichen

A dried blade of blue grama grass -- wet from an early morning rain -- is framed against a rock covered with multi-colored lichen
A dried blade of blue grama grass -- wet from an early morning rain -- is framed against a rock covered with multi-colored lichen.
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Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Window in Mountainair

A window in the wall of the Abo Trading Company, in Mountainair
A window in the wall of the Abó Trading Company, in Mountainair.
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Sunday, March 18, 2007

Old Town Gazebo

The gazebo in Old Town Plaza, at golden hour
The gazebo in Albuquerque's Old Town Plaza, at golden hour.
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Thursday, March 15, 2007

Ojito Wilderness

rock formations and a small canyon in the ojito wilderness
Rock formations and a small canyon in the Ojito Wilderness.
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Monday, March 12, 2007

Elena Gallegos Sunset

A classic New Mexican sunset, as seen from Elena Gallegos Picnic Area in Albuquerque
A classic New Mexican sunset, as seen from Elena Gallegos Picnic Area in Albuquerque.
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Saturday, March 10, 2007

Old Town Shop

The balcony of a second-floor shop in Old Town Albuquerque is decorated with ristras and an avenging angel
The balcony of a second-floor shop in Old Town Albuquerque is decorated with ristras and an avenging angel.
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Thursday, March 08, 2007

CCC Stone Cabin

One of several stone cabins built by the CCC in the northwest corner of the Sandia Mountains
One of several stone cabins built by the CCC in the northwest corner of the Sandia Mountains (this one is at the Juan Tabo Picnic Ground).
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Monday, March 05, 2007

Downtown Albuquerque

Downtown Albuquerque, early on a Sunday morning
Downtown Albuquerque, early on a Sunday morning.
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Friday, March 02, 2007

Alvarado Reflections

The Alvarado Transportation Center, in downtown Albuquerque, is reflected in the window of an eatery across the street
The Alvarado Transportation Center, in downtown Albuquerque, is reflected in the window of an eatery across the street.
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