Category: Mother Nature



Just as they did last year, these wild pasqueflowers showed up right around Easter. I wrote last year about what their name might mean.

May the hope of spring be with you today and every day!

Spring is Springing!

Painted Lady Butterfly on Rosemary

A painted lady butterfly (Vanessa cardui) browses on blooming rosemary.

Plaza Blanca Slot

Plaza Blanca Slot Canyon

I went up to the Abiquiu area two weekends ago. I had a bad case of spring fever and being there helped alleviate it. My timing was excellent — even by last weekend I’d adopted “social distancing” enough that I wouldn’t have gone. Theoretically, I could still go out and about … but somehow it doesn’t seem like a good idea.

I went to Plaza Blanca all three days I was there. Canyon country seems to change dramatically every day so it was always a new experience.

For whatever reason, COVID-19 has dropped much more activity into my lap rather than less, so there are still many photos left to be processed from that trip. I am grateful that my life remains rich (although perhaps not so much in the photography realm) but am looking forward to a bit of a break at some point.

Hope all is well with you and your loved ones!

Sandia Hairstreak, 2020 Edition

Sandia Hairstreak, 2020 Edition

After two years of a very sparse showing in the month of March (so sparse last year I thought I was watching an extinction!), Sandia hairstreaks are out in force this spring. I might add they seem to be making up for lost time — I’ve seen more duos chasing each other this year than ever before. I am so happy to see the little guys! And I’m happy to see spring arriving as well.

Cerro Pedernal

O'Keeffe Country with Cerro Pedernal in the Background

A classic O’Keeffe country scene, with Cerro Pedernal in the background.

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