Maureen Wilks

Artist, Photographer, Writer

In the spring of 2005 the wildflowers bloomed all over Socorro County putting on a spectacular show that I had not witnessed in the 18 years I had lived here. Flowers I had never seen before sprung up through the hard stony desert floor.
By late April the river terraces south of my house were a carpet of brilliant white Evening Primrose. As their name implies they open in the early evening and wilt soon after sunrise. On a drive east of Socorro I came across a bank carpeted with Tufted Evening Primrose. I stopped the car and spent the next half hour photographing the delicate flowers being careful to watch for snakes!
Tufted Evening Primrose

Zuni Mask

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