Category: Spring

Flags at the NHCC

Flags at the National Hispanic Cultural Center

Flags from a variety of countries fly in a brisk March wind at the National Hispanic Cultural Center (NHCC) in Albuquerque.


A Hint of Spring

Flower Show, Rio Grande Botanic Garden

As always at this time of the year I’m craving bright colors. I found them the other day at Abuquerque’s Rio Grande Botanic Garden — such a welcome break from the dull browns of a central New Mexican winter.


Claret Cup Cactus and Hummingbird

Claret Cup Cactus and Hummingbird

I was taking a photo of these claret cup cactus blossoms a few weeks ago when all of a sudden a hummingbird flew into the frame. I definitely wasn’t prepared for a hummingbird — my shutter speed was too slow — but I managed to get a few shots anyway. He was there for only 2 or 3 seconds at the most.


Cholla Silhouette

Cholla Cactus Silhouetted by Sunset

My favorite cholla cactus, silhouetted by the setting sun. It has appeared in these pages previously.


Young Buck Deer

Two Buck Deer

Two young bucks — brothers, perhaps? — surrounded by cholla and blooming Apache plume in the Sandia foothills.