Beez is a good, good man. Even though there are games on (basketball? soccer? I really don't pay much attention) he will take the time to go for a walk with me through the hummingbird and butterfly gardens down at the Mesilla Valley Bosque State Park.
These are fairly new gardens and the plants are just getting started. The butterflies and hummingbirds act like they don't mind at all, and were just waiting for this special place to be built for them.
Eventually, this arch will be covered with honeysuckle
The little orange flags show where more new plants will be going in (planted by volunteers)
I've been seeing these red yuccas in bloom all over town; they are so striking we just bought one down at the Farmers Market for our own garden
Red yucca blossom detail--no wonder the hummingbirds love them
There are just a few more days to vote in the New Mexico Days of Enchantment Photo Contest. You can vote as many times as you want, but only once per photo per day. See my photos here (they are under clairz in case that link doesn't take you to my entries). Your votes are really helping! The response to this contest has been amazing, and the views of New Mexico you will see there are really incredible.