Category: Sandias

Mule Deer at Dusk

Mule Deer

A mule deer in the Sandia foothills. As so often happens when I see deer, I was walking along, lost in my own thoughts, when all of a sudden I noticed a small peripheral movement — and there were three deer, all of whom appeared to have been lost in their own worlds as well.


Curve-Billed Thrasher

Curve-Billed Thrasher

A curve billed thrasher sings his heart out atop cholla cactus.


Sandia Hairstreak, 2017

Sandia Hairstreak Butterfly

I’m happy to report that I’ve seen dozens of these little butterflies in the Sandia foothills over the last few weeks. The beargrass is starting to bloom so they’ll soon be going underground — which makes me all the more grateful to have seen so many of them.


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.


Wintry Sunset Over the Sandias

Wintry Sunset Over the Sandias

Storm clouds over the Sandias are lit by the setting sun.