This is a Boisduval’s Blue butterfly, I think. (I’m not an expert with butterfly IDs.) I saw it a bit west of Chama about a week-and-a-half ago.
An old gas station — and equally old station wagon — are framed by a classic New Mexican sky and classic New Mexican weeds. It’s been an incredibly dry year so far.
The Cumbres & Toltec narrow-gauge railway train puffs its way up the hills outside Chama.
It’s beginning to look an awful lot like summer in downtown Albuquerque. (Starting to feel like it too.)
A meadow on the east side of the Sandias, filled with late summer wildflowers.