The Albuquerque area has quite a few open spaces - areas set aside for enjoying nature. This one is along the Rio Grande, very near Downtown.
The cottonwood forest runs along the river, giving this high desert a splash of green
The trees are easy to spot
But the flowers tend to hide!
I stumbled onto a quiet pond (fortunately, not *into* it!)
Hard to believe there's a city all around this...
Here's where it is!