An American Kestrel juxtaposed with a sign in a drive-by shooting!
It’s the “Summer of Love” in the world of dragonflies (I think they are dragonflies) at the Shuree Ponds in the Valle Vidal, NM. There were thousands of them cavorting with one thing on their minds! Addendum, thanks to my friend Larry, these are Damselflies. There were dragonflies too!
Some color on a porch deck in Madrid, NM
The church of San Rafael in La Cueva with blue sky and the coral tones of Negrita (Desert Globe-mallow).
Last but not least, if you’ll indulge me one more time, wild iris and mountain Golden Pea in a meadow in the Valle Vidal.
As always, thank you for looking. G
9 thoughts on “American Kestrel, Dragonflies, Color in Madrid and La Cueva, Wild Iris in the Valle Vidal”
Beautiful textures of our beloved home… always a pleasure to view your photos- thanks for sharing!
Thank you so much, Chris. I really appreciate your compliments. Your fields of iris were a big hit. G
So deeply satisfying. So pleasing, from the detail to broad vistas. Thanks so much.
Beautiful Meadow. Glad they did not shoot the bird.
Is it the Male dragonfly that is the most colourful like birds.
Thankyou for all your shots.
I’ve been told that these are Damselflies and I assume the more colorful one is the male. He hung out on the branch, prostrate until the female came along and hooked up. It looked like airplanes refueling in mid-air from the way they connected. Thanks, Alison. G
thanks so much
You’re welcome! Thanks, Ron. G
The dragonflies are gorgeous!!! Love the Shuree Ponds, but am wondering about the water level in this drought. 🙁
It was beautiful there and the water level is high. The creeks are flowing great… for now. It’s so green and lush. Thanks, Susan. G