Category: Mother Nature

Whipple’s Penstemons

Backlit Whipple's Penstemon

Whipple’s penstemons backlit by the late afternoon sun, high in the Sandia mountains.


Rain in Valle Grande

Rain in Valle Grande

Rain in the distance, seen from Valle Grande, part of Valles Caldera. Through the rain you can just barely see what’s left of the trees that burned in the 2011 Las Conchas fire.


Hummingbird Moth

Hummingbird Moth with Transparent Wings

I found this most amazing creature in the high Sandias today. It’s a hummingbird moth, but not like others I’ve seen; this one has transparent wings.


East Fork of the Jemez, Valle Grande

East Fork of the Jemez, Valle Grande

I have yet to see a view of the East Fork of the Jemez that I didn’t totally love. This one is from the middle of Valle Grande, part of Valles Caldera National Preserve.


Greenish Blue Butterfly

Greenish Blue Butterfly

A small butterfly in the Sangre de Cristos outside Santa Fe. It might be called a Greenish Blue — but then again, you probably shouldn’t trust my butterfly IDs.


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