An almost full moon rises over the Sandia foothills.
This is one of the weirdest wildflowers I’ve ever come across (although birdsbill dayflower is even stranger). You can see how this flower got its name (more or less) on the right. On the left, you can see one of the “stork’s” bills starting. I will also complain and say it grows very, very close to the ground … so getting a shot of it required a few calisthenics on my part.
Here are the flowers in more detail:
Buildings in downtown Tucumcari (New Mexico) are reflected in the window of the St. Vincent de Paul thrift store.
Yaquina Head Lighthouse (Newport, Oregon) on an extremely foggy day.
A classic winter sunset.
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.