Poppies in Arizona on their way to closing for the night. The background is courtesy of some new filters I was trying out.
I made a little trip to southern Arizona last week to see this spring’s spectacular wildflowers.
A trio of butterflies that aren’t supposed to be in New Mexico in November: Two western pygmy blues on the left and an acmon blue (I think) on top.
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…
Beautiful flowers growing wild in Ecola State Park, Oregon.
Multi-colored hollyhocks blooming along a fence.