Author Archives: joeschelling

About joeschelling

Birding, butterflies, nature photography, and travel blog from right here in Albuquerque New Mexico.

Better and Better

New birds and butterflies for the year on just about every outing recently, weather’s warming up, and things are greening up for Spring. Finally got my first Pfizer shot, too, so this year just gets better and better every day. … Continue reading

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Crossing into Spring

Spring seemed to arrive just on time this year, with pear trees coming into bloom along with the daffodils and a few wildflowers. That is, up until Tuesday night, when we got blasted by high winds, cold temperatures, and a … Continue reading

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So Close to Spring

Spring is getting so close what with daylight saving time kicking in Sunday and the official spring equinox early the following Saturday. With the pandemic still out there (and vaccines not quite available here yet for most of us), it’ll … Continue reading

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Time Flies

I recently realized it’s been ten years since I retired from my long-time job. Somewhat surprising to me was discovering that going out to photograph birds (and soon after, butterflies) would take up so much of my time. It was … Continue reading

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Easing into 2021

Haven’t gotten around to updating my blog since early January so it’s certainly time to post a few pictures. Interestingly, in recent days I find myself feeling as if we’re in some kind of holding pattern not having to check … Continue reading

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Goodbye 2020

Well, we seemed to have finally gotten past 2020 without any more crazy surprises and there seems to be a reasonable chance for things to get back to something like normal sometime in 2021. Trump, of course, continues to deny … Continue reading

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Lockdown

Not quite sure what’s been going on with me lately, but it’s been more than a month since I last posted to this blog, and also haven’t gotten many photos in all that time worth keeping.  Part of it’s been … Continue reading

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Three Long Weeks

Just less than 3 weeks since my last post, it seems like it’s been a long, long time. Not too many pictures to share this time, but probably due mostly to my just not getting out there as early or … Continue reading

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My Favorite Time of Year

Early autumn is always my most favorite time of year here in New Mexico with the weather just about perfect, warm and sunny days with little wind and pleasantly cool nights. The bright yellow sunflowers and purple asters slowly give … Continue reading

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Easing into Fall

A couple weeks into Fall, always my favorite time of year in New Mexico. The weather lately has been nice and sunny with daytime temperatures easing into the low 80s and cooling off nicely at night. Aspens are well into … Continue reading

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