Lupine and Poppies

Lupine and Poppies

I made a little trip to southern Arizona last week to see this spring’s spectacular wildflowers.


Lichen Detail

Lichen Detail

I’m obsessed with lichens these days. I also finally have a decent macro lens that can capture their details. I found these in the Sandia foothills.


Porcupine in the Bosque

Porcupine

Usually they’re way high up in trees in the Rio Grande Bosque. The other day, though, I came around a corner and saw this one low in a small tree. As soon as we made eye contact, it bumbled down off the tree and onto the ground. It was pretty dark and there was a…


Rio Grande in the San Luis Valley

Rio Grande in the San Luis Valley

You can almost see the Rio Grande Gorge (which cuts through the Taos Plateau in New Mexico) starting right here in the San Luis Valley of southern Colorado. It seems so similar to the Gorge, although it’s not nearly as deep here.


House Finch

House Finch

A little red-headed house finch finds a dry spot in the aftermath of Albuquerque’s recent “blizzard.”


Christmas Cardinal

Christmas Cardinal

I was delighted to have the opportunity to see (and photograph) this bright red cardinal in southeastern Arizona a couple of weeks ago. Wishing you and yours a happy and safe holiday season.


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