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.
Surely the most colorful time of the year: purple asters with a backdrop of yellow leaves, in the Sangre de Cristos.
One of my all-time favorite New Mexican churches — this time with both sunflowers and sunshine.
A two-tailed swallowtail on purple penstemon. It’s been a great year for swallowtails of all kinds.
Scarlet (or crimson or red) columbine, from a mouse’s point of view (it generally grows very close to the ground).