I’ve never met a sunflower I didn’t love, and 2018 has been a great year for them. These were growing wild in the Sandia mountains.
A corner post in Albuquerque’s South Valley with sunflowers, morning glories, and a cross. A classic New Mexican summer scene.
A Tailed Copper butterfly drinks nectar from a Mexican Hat wildflower high in the Sandia mountains.
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.
I have noticed, in past years, that century plants are most likely to bloom during hot, dry springs — and what I’ve seen this year has done nothing to disprove my theory. This one, at my local supermarket, appears to almost reach the moon.