Sunflowers, gone to seed, along the Jemez River — with a backdrop of yellow cottonwoods.
Aspens, ponderosas, and storm clouds in the northern part of the Jemez, near San Pedro Parks Wilderness. It’s been an unusual fall in many ways: the aspens didn’t really turn colors until mid-October (usually they change around the beginning of the month). At the same time, it’s been quite a bit chillier than usual. I took this photo on October 18 — just 9 days ago — and got snowed on about an hour before this moment.
One of my all-time favorite stretches of road: US Highway 550, between San Ysidro and Cuba. I took this photo a couple of days ago. It’s an extraordinarily late/slow fall — chamisa (in the left foreground) usually doesn’t bloom this late.
Probably the most beautiful mariposa lily I have ever seen. Usually they are white or pale pink. I have never seen one this color outside of Valles Caldera (in the Jemez).
Part of the San Antonio Valle at Valles Caldera, and its eponymous creek.