Category: Everyday Magic

Placitas Sunset

A classic winter sunset.

Coastal Trail, Northern California

A magical morning amongst the redwoods in Del Norte Coast Redwoods State Park (northern California). I was told that this part of the Coastal Trail was originally Highway 101.

Red Admiral, Fall Edition

A Red Admiral butterfly, who paused for a moment amongst a few fallen leaves in the bosque today.

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

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…

Tumbleweed Flowers

I’ve lived in the desert southwest for well over three decades, and I never ever knew until this year that tumbleweeds have flowers. They’re teeny tiny, and of course you wouldn’t want to get too close to them because they’re very prickly. Turns out another name for them is Russian Thistle. As you might guess…

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