If You Can’t Stand the Heat, Get Out of Albuquerque

Almost 30 different terrestrial orchids grow in New Mexico. Most of them don’t look like much. Calypso Bulbosa is one of the exceptions. (This orchid also grows on the crest of the Sandias, typically popping up right after the spring snow melts.)
Almost 30 different terrestrial orchids grow in New Mexico. Most of them don’t look like much. Calypso Bulbosa is one of the exceptions. (This orchid also grows on the crest of the Sandias, typically popping up right after the spring snow melts.)

A few pics from this weekend’s backpacking trip in the San Pedro Mountains near Cuba.

A big yellow rock.
A big yellow rock.
One of my dogs, Chucky, dressed in a sweater my wife crocheted for him. Yes, now that you mention it, this photo does cause me some embarrassment.
One of my dogs, Chucky, dressed in a sweater my wife crocheted for him. Yes, now that you mention it, this photo does cause me some embarrassment.
Keep a safe distance. This Colorado Columbine will shoot you and leave you for dead.
Keep a safe distance. This Colorado Columbine will shoot you and leave you for dead.