There’s plenty of lupine growing wild on the east side of the Sandias right now.
Some years the Sandia foothills are full of these poppies — which, although they grow wild, are not native to New Mexico (as their name suggests, they are indeed from Turkey). Other years, not so much. This year was a bit of a combination; there were bunches for about 10 days and then they all went away at once, courtesy of one (or more) of our recent howling spring winds.
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!
A painted lady butterfly (Vanessa cardui) browses on blooming rosemary.
There’s a small domed building near Abiquiu that’s endlessly fascinating to me — I think it’s a shrine or a small chapel. It’s had several incarnations, or at least that’s how it appears to me. The most recent features a turquoise door with sunflowers,yellow chairs, and yellow grass.