A sure sign that fall is on its way: globemallow flowers and buds by the roadside in the Jemez. The purple background is one of the largest clusters of desert 4 o’clocks I’ve ever seen.
An approaching thunderstorm threatens late summer sunflowers in the Jemez.
Another view of the East Fork, this time as it crosses under the road into Valles Caldera. The tiny dots in that sliver of light in the background are elk.
A Jemez landmark, Battleship Rock, with a glowering monsoon sky behind it.
One of my very favorite places ever, anywhere. As usual, despite the solid blue of the sky in this image, I got caught in a massive thunder/rain/hail storm on the way back. I waited most of it out in the little rock grotto of which I took a photo last year.