Category: Flowers: Wild and Otherwise

Sandia Sunflowers

Sunflowers in the Sandias

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.


Sunflower Season

Sunflower Season

A corner post in Albuquerque’s South Valley with sunflowers, morning glories, and a cross. A classic New Mexican summer scene.


Butterfly and Mexican Hat

Tailed Copper on Mexican Hat

A Tailed Copper butterfly drinks nectar from a Mexican Hat wildflower high in the Sandia mountains.

 


Old Gas Station, Northern NM

Old Gas Station, Northern NM

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.


Century Plant and Moon

Century Plant and Moon

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.


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