These butterflies were everywhere in the high Sandias the other day. They’re among my favorites.
The plumes that give Apache Plume its name are silhouetted by the setting sun.
The upper reaches of the Sandia mountains are covered with wild irises right now.
Just about the prettiest prickly pear cactus blossoms I’ve ever seen.
Fuchsia prickly pear blossoms at Petroglyph National Monument, with the northern end of the Sandia mountains in the background.