Flags from a variety of countries fly in a brisk March wind at the National Hispanic Cultural Center (NHCC) in Albuquerque.
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.
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.
My favorite cholla cactus, silhouetted by the setting sun. It has appeared in these pages previously.
Two young bucks — brothers, perhaps? — surrounded by cholla and blooming Apache plume in the Sandia foothills.