Monday, June 30, 2008

Red Hot Pokers

Red hot pokers with Russian sage in the background, spotted in Albuquerque the other day. (Many thanks to those of you who identified them.)

Saturday, June 28, 2008

Summer Sunset

Virga clouds at sunset are a sign that the monsoon season is approaching.

Friday, June 27, 2008

Blooming Century Plant

A century plant blooms in a yard nestled against the Sandia foothills. Century plants are members of the agave family and derive their name from the fact that they live many years before they bloom. (The owner of this agave told me he'd had it for at least 30 years.) They die after they bloom.

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Jemez Pueblo Cholla

Cholla cactus blooms against the red rock background of Jemez Pueblo.

Friday, June 20, 2008

Milbert's Tortoiseshell

A Milbert's Tortoiseshell butterfly (nymphalis milberti), spotted in the Jemez.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Monday, June 02, 2008

Abert's Squirrel

An Abert's squirrel high on La Luz last weekend. He was a very social little being -- kind of kept playing hide and seek with me.

Sunday, June 01, 2008