Saturday, March 29, 2008

They're B-a-a-a-c-k!

My first sighting this year of New Mexico's state butterfly, a Sandia Hairstreak (Callophrys mcfarlandi). Today I saw dozens of Painted Ladies (Vanessa cardui) in the Sandia foothills -- more than I've seen in one place for a few years.

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Sandia Fence Posts

Weathered fence posts mark one of many gateways to the Sandia Mountains.

Sunday, March 23, 2008

San Felipe Walkway

A covered walkway at the San Felipe de Neri Church, in Old Town Albuquerque.

Saturday, March 22, 2008

La Luz Panorama

The rugged terrain of the Sandia Mountains, as seen from La Luz Trail, about 2 1/2 miles up.

Friday, March 21, 2008

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Yuccas at Sunset

Dried yucca stalks from last year are silhouetted by the setting sun.

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Lady Liberty

Lady Liberty, spotted in front of a restaurant in downtown Albuquerque.

Monday, March 10, 2008

Mt. Taylor Sunset

Watching tonight's sunset, while looking west over Albuquerque towards Mt. Taylor.

Saturday, March 08, 2008

Winter to Spring

A recent snow in the Sandia mountains, as seen from the foothills. I would say it's winter's last hurrah -- but I don't want to tempt the fates.

Thursday, March 06, 2008

Tree at Sunset

A tree -- right on the cusp between winter and spring -- is silhouetted by the setting sun.

Saturday, March 01, 2008

St. Francis in the Valley

A gate with a carved wood image of St. Francis in Albuquerque's North Valley.