Purple asters bloom in late summer in New Mexico. They are blooming everywhere now! They start around the same time as roasting green chile and last beyond the State Fair and into the Balloon Fiesta. Autumn is a great time of year in New Mexico. Mild, sunny days and cool crisp nights!
Wow! I must have had my head in the clouds all summer! I haven't been blogging, but have kept myself busy. We've had wonderful late summer rains. Here is one of the terrific thunderclouds as it is building to the east of Placitas. Check out climate data at http://www.usclimatedata.com/climate/placitas/new-mexico/united-states/usnm0547