Ring-Necked Duck

Ring-Necked Duck

A ring-necked duck and its reflection in a bosque pond.


Sandia Hairstreak, 2018 Edition

Sandia Hairstreak

Despite this year’s extraordinarily warm and dry winter, Sandia hairstreak butterflies showed up right on time in the Sandia foothills — or at least this one did yesterday. I’m always happy to see my little friends.


Golden Hour in the Foothills

Golden Hour in the Foothills

After one of the driest winters ever, we’ve finally gotten a few dustings of snow in the Sandia foothills, and more (although perhaps not enough more) in the high mountains.


Scrub Jay

Scrub Jay

I wandered into a little side arroyo a few weeks ago and there were three of these guys, all chattering away like crazy.


Cholla Silhouette at Sunset

Cholla Silhouette at Sunset

We’ve been treated to quite a few truly stunning sunsets lately. They at least partially make up for the preponderance of brown in a central New Mexican winter. (Even worse than usual this year because the area’s had virtually no snow whatsoever.)


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