A brand-new shiny windmill in a field along the road out of Water Canyon (Magdalena Mountains).
Claret Cup Cactus Blossoms
Brilliant claret cup blossoms in bloom a few weeks ago.
A carpet of white evening primroses in the southern end of the Sandia foothills a few weeks ago. They are essentially night bloomers, which means the best time to see them is early in the morning.
I saw numerous Mormon metalmarks on La Luz (in the Sandias) earlier today. These gorgeous little butterflies were focusing much of their attention on these small asters.
The Sandia foothills are covered with these tiny flowers right now. My current lenses were so inadequate to the task of accurately capturing photos of them that I rented a macro lens for the purpose. White flowers are far more common than the purple blossoms but both have yellow throats and blue anthers.