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Dried Rose and Webs

Dried Rose and Webs

A network of backlit webs covers a dried rose blossom.


Yellow Flowers and Lichen

Polemonium brandegeei

For once, I’m more sure of the Latin name of this flower than of the common name. The Latin name is Polemonium brandegeei. I found them near the top of the Sandias (New Mexico). Their common name might be Yellow Jacob’s Ladder or it might be Yellow Sky Pilot — or perhaps neither. Regardless, I loved the way…


Painted Silos

Painted Silos in Antonito Colorado

Painted silos in the small town of Antonito, Colorado.


Ponderosa Pine Cones

Ponderosa Pine Cones

A pile of ponderosa pine cones I found along Tree Spring Trail (in the Sandias) yesterday. I didn’t arrange them — this is how they fell.


Painted Lady Butterflies Galore

Painted Lady

The population of painted lady butterflies has exploded over the last couple of weeks in and around Albuquerque. They are everywhere — in the valley, foothills, and even east mountains.


A Rose by Any Other Name

A Rose by Any Other Name

What better celebration of spring could there be?