Late summer sunflowers overlook the Rio Chama near Abiquiu.
The chamisa (aka “rabbitbrush” in every other western state) is already blooming up in the Rio Chama Valley, close to Christ in the Desert Monastery.
Whipple’s penstemons, with a background of nodding groundsel and some red berries whose name I don’t know, beckoned to me (and my camera) a couple of weeks ago in the high Sandias. Most of the wildflowers were gone when I was up there today — it’s definitely starting to feel like fall there.
Probably the most beautiful mariposa lily I have ever seen. Usually they are white or pale pink. I have never seen one this color outside of Valles Caldera (in the Jemez).
Part of the San Antonio Valle at Valles Caldera, and its eponymous creek.