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.

Claret cup

Claret cup

Claret Cup

Claret cup

Green Hedgehog

Green hedgehog





Indian Paintbrush and Sweet Vetch

Indian paintbrush and Sweet vetch


Apache plume

Apache plume, with Virginia creeper vining on a New Mexico olive

Apache plume, with Virginia creeper vining on a New Mexico olive

The Violet-green swallows were swooping all over the place, but I couldn’t see what bugs they were feeding on.


Violet-green swallows


Belted kingfisher


Downy woodpecker

The scenery along the Rio Grande at Orilla Verde is never disappointing. This is the most accessible piece of river in the Rio Grande del Norte National Monument

Water abstract

Water abstract

Gaging Station gully

Gaging Station gully

The Pilar Cliffs are partially veiled by rain

The Pilar Cliffs are partially veiled by rain


About believesteve

I am a photographer and have published a book of photography and accompanying text on running the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon. The first (print) edition is out of print, but a second edition is available as an iBook (eBook) through the iTunes bookstore. All Grand Canyon, river and nature lovers will enjoy my book: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/the-grand/id672492447?ls=1 I have also published two additional iBooks: 1. The Salt River: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/the-salt-river/id1244922282?mt=11 2. Coyote Buttes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/coyote-buttes/id1271773201?mt=11
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One Response to Spring Wildflowers #4 (and more)

  1. Klarinet says:

    By dream! Thank you.


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