Old Gas Station, Northern NM

Old Gas Station, Northern NM

An old gas station — and equally old station wagon — are framed by a classic New Mexican sky and classic New Mexican weeds. It’s been an incredibly dry year so far.


Cumbres & Toltec Railroad Train

Cumbres & Toltec Railroad Train

The Cumbres & Toltec narrow-gauge railway train puffs its way up the hills outside Chama.


Century Plant and Moon

Century Plant and Moon

I have noticed, in past years, that century plants are most likely to bloom during hot, dry springs — and what I’ve seen this year has done nothing to disprove my theory. This one, at my local supermarket, appears to almost reach the moon.


Brooding Storm Clouds

Brooding Storm Clouds

After an incredibly warm and dry winter and spring, we finally got quite a bit of rain in the Albuquerque area yesterday. (It was cool too!) Looking southwest from the Sandia foothills right before the heavens opened up. (No, I did not stay dry.)


Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly

Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly

A tiger swallowtail pauses to drink nectar from some golden pea plants in the high Sandia mountains.


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