Purple flowers, Rio Grande Nature Center

Tucked into a bend of the river
the Rio Grande Nature Center is
one of my favorite places in Albuquerque.
I try to visit each time I am in town.

Tucked into the side of the trail,
one late October day,
amid some dying weeds and some decaying trees,
delicate purple flowers appear.

I don’t know how or when I discovered this special spot,
but I suspect that my special friends Gladys and J.C.
had something to do with it.

23 October 2009
Rio Grand Nature Center State Park
Albuquerque, NM

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