Two-Tailed Swallowtail Butterfly
A two-tailed swallowtail drinks from a claret cup cactus blossom high in the Sandias.
Walkingstick cholla in the Sandia foothills, silhouetted by last night’s colorful sunset.
It’s been a very excellent year for cactus blossoms of all kinds.
Claret Cup Cactus Blossoms
Claret cup cactus, nestled against a lichen-covered rock, in the foothills of the Sandias.
Cholla Blooming in the Sandia Foothills
Cane (or walkingstick) cholla cactus at Elena Gallegos Picnic Area, lit by the setting sun.