Category: Mother Nature

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.


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.)


Church Rock, Winter Edition

Church Rock, Winter Edition

It was a great hike when I did it in September, and was even better a few weeks ago. I went with a couple of friends and we managed to get pretty far off the trail. Along came three dogs who patiently herded us back to the real trail. I’m pretty sure herding was their main job, and they did it very well.


Fog and Ducks

Bosque Mist and Ducks

Ducks flying through early morning fog in the Rio Grande bosque.


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