Spotted this swallowtail just as the sun was beginning to set behind the treeline.
I’m not sure if this is a southwestern fence lizard, a western fence lizard, or a sagebrush lizard, but I do know he’s quite a looker with that turquoise underside. Be sure to expand the photo for a closer look.
This Pontiac Tempest was sporting some patriotic messaging yesterday morning. “Tempest” would be a good enough descriptor for my week, but it all culminated in an incredible Independence Day in Silver City yesterday. More to come, but for now, thanks to everyone who came to my opening at Common Ground.
This coneflower looked like it had spent a little too much time in the sun (which I may have emphasized while processing).