Barrel Cactus in bloom
Barrel Cactus blooming near Sandia Mountain, east of Albuquerque
Golden was the site of a gold strike in 1839 - before the California strike.
These are sacred to the Jimez tribe, one of the 19 Pueblos of New Mexico
overlooking an ancient lava flow, El Malpais, NM
From a windy mesa, El Malpais, NM
New with old
This Grossbeak was singing from the top of a ladder on an ancient pueblo that dates to 1100 AD.
El Malpais National Monument, NM
Authentic ancient pueblo, still occupied.
The Desert in Bloom
The desert was in bloom at the Painted Desert National Park
This cactus in bloom is near Sedona, AZ. The rock formation in the background is called "The Cathedral".
The high desert in bloom
On the South rim of the Grand Canyon. The Colorado River is over a mile down and several miles distant..
A deserted stretch of road in the Painted Desert National Park
The Painted Desert