Late summer sunflowers overlook the Rio Chama near Abiquiu.
Whipple’s penstemons, with a background of nodding groundsel and some red berries whose name I don’t know, beckoned to me (and my camera) a couple of weeks ago in the high Sandias. Most of the wildflowers were gone when I was up there today — it’s definitely starting to feel like fall there.
Probably the most beautiful mariposa lily I have ever seen. Usually they are white or pale pink. I have never seen one this color outside of Valles Caldera (in the Jemez).
Part of the San Antonio Valle at Valles Caldera, and its eponymous creek.
I call him the bluebird of suspicion because he really didn’t want me to get very close. Nonetheless, I was able to sneak up on him, kinda sorta.