Monthly Archives: May 2015

Spring Wildflowers #6 – and more, Rio Grande, NM

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Memorial Day Weekend, 2015

Not one Memorial Day Weekend passes without eliciting mean-spirited commentary on my part. Why is this? It’s because I live alongside Hwy 68, which is the main route from the south to Red River, NM, the site of a massive … Continue reading

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Today’s Western Tanager and Western Bluebird juvenile, May 22, 2015

The re-stocked suet feeder has brought the birds back – in this case, the male Western Tanager. The juvenile Western Bluebird was a surprise, since I hadn’t noticed nesting Bluebird adults in the area. We’re having a wet and cool … Continue reading

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Spring Wildflowers #5 – Embudo, NM

The claret cup hedgehog cactuses continue to bloom – different varieties at different times. Here’s a mound claret cup that’s out in front of our house. It’s just getting started. There will be many more flowers on this guy before … Continue reading

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Spring Wildflowers #4 (and more)

Yesterday, in Orilla Verde, I took photos of flowers, birds and scenery. I’m seeing more flowering hedgehog cacti – the claret cups and green hedgehogs. And the yucca has started. The Violet-green swallows were swooping all over the place, but … Continue reading

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Spring Wildflowers #3

I’m reserving this post for one of the great desert wildflowers – the claret cup cactus flower. The claret cup is a hedgehog cactus (Echinocereus triglochidiatus) that has a number of varieties, but all with the same flower. The name … Continue reading

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Car Wash Abstractions

Yesterday (May 3, 2015) I posted seven photos taken from a vehicle as it went through a car wash. These photos were already pretty abstract, but I’ve heightened the effect by processing them with Topaz Simplify. What do you think … Continue reading

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