Looking forward to spring and this photo is a throw back to last spring. January always seems so much longer than 31 days. This is an entrance to a mountain hiking trail in the Cibola National Forest. When it’s really dry and there is a fire danger many if not all of these trail get closed.
That plant with the white bloom of flowers on top is a Yucca which New Mexico adopted as it’s state flower in 1927.
I went to the Rio Grande Nature Center today. How I have lived her for 22 years and have not known about this place is beyond me. I spent most of my time at The Candelaria Wetland at the Candelaria Farm Preserve Open Space. There were lots of water fowl and even some turtles. I can’t wait to go back!