Category: Flowers: Wild and Otherwise

Sandia Wildflower Meadow

Field of Wildflowers on the East Side of the Sandias

A meadow on the east side of the Sandias, filled with late summer wildflowers.


Spike Verbena and Butterfly

Spike Verbena and Skipper

Spike verbena growing wild in the Sandia mountains and a skipper butterfly (I’m not sure what kind of skipper it is).


Whipple’s Penstemons

Backlit Whipple's Penstemon

Whipple’s penstemons backlit by the late afternoon sun, high in the Sandia mountains.


Apache Plume at Sunset

The plumes that give Apache Plume its name are silhouetted by the setting sun.


Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly

Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly

These butterflies were everywhere in the high Sandias the other day. They’re among my favorites.


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