Category: Flowers: Wild and Otherwise

Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly

Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly

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


Apache Plume at Sunset

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


Wild Iris

Wild Iris

The upper reaches of the Sandia mountains are covered with wild irises right now.


Prickly Pear Blossoms

Prickly Pear Blossoms

Just about the prettiest prickly pear cactus blossoms I’ve ever seen.


Prickly Pear Blossoms and the Sandias

Prickly Pear Blossoms and the Sandias

Fuchsia prickly pear blossoms at Petroglyph National Monument, with the northern end of the Sandia mountains in the background.