Flags at the NHCC

Flags at the National Hispanic Cultural Center

Flags from a variety of countries fly in a brisk March wind at the National Hispanic Cultural Center (NHCC) in Albuquerque.

Lacey Cottonwood Leaf

Lacey Cottonwood Leaf

And a sunset sky, from the Rio Grande bosque just south of Albuquerque.

A Hint of Spring

Flower Show, Rio Grande Botanic Garden

As always at this time of the year I’m craving bright colors. I found them the other day at Abuquerque’s Rio Grande Botanic Garden — such a welcome break from the dull browns of a central New Mexican winter.

Winter: Rays of Sun

Rays of Sun

Really, there’s not tons of color during a central New Mexican winter — except during sunrise and sunset. This sunset shot was taken from the Sandia foothills a few weeks ago.

Dancing with the Cranes

Dancing With the Cranes

Alas, the sandhill cranes have already begun their northward migration.