Yuccas are in full bloom across the state of New Mexico. It is the official state flower, after all.
Peanut-shaped green fruit is now forming on some of the earlier blooming yuccas.
In a month or so, the fruit will dry out and form seed pods.
Horses, donkeys, cows and antelope seem to love the taste of yucca year round.
Who can forget Lucy's first experience eating the seeds?
Nearly all the yuccas in the pasture have been deflowered by the hungry herds,
but the protected front yard is a yucca wonderland...
...only because Wynonna and the chickens are too short to reach the buds.
Nothing says New Mexico landscape like the iconic yucca.
When the welder was building my gate back in '05, he asked me if there was any particular design he should use.
I didn't have anything special in mind and suggested he do whatever he thought would look best.
He put a yucca right there in the middle of the 7MSN.