Today I’m participating in the A Word A Week Challenge. This week’s theme is “orange”.  I encourage you to click on each photo to see a larger view. If you like what you see, please subscribe to this blog to receive updates of the new photos I post, usually 3 to 5 times a week.

Orange is far from being my favorite color but I love how nature displays it boldly. My favorite display has to be this orange dragonfly I captured a few weeks ago. It was a lucky shot for sure. You can see my photo of a blue dragonfly here.

A Word A Week Challenge – Orange dragonfly

A Word A Week Challenge – Orange dragonfly

While I visited San Diego’s Balboa Park on Sunday, I stopped by the rose garden and took several photos of the many colorful roses. You can view these beautiful (and not orange) roses in yesterday’s post. Here are a few orange roses I saw while there:

A Word A Week Challenge – Orange rose at Balboa Park

A Word A Week Challenge – Orange rose at Balboa Park

I tried to use the very cloudy sky as a background for the next photo. I kind of like the effect, although I bet this rose would be absolutely beautiful on a blue background since the two colors are opposite on the color wheel.

A Word A Week Challenge – Orange rose at Balboa Park in San Diego

A Word A Week Challenge – Orange rose at Balboa Park in San Diego

And here’s a last large burst of orange roses for you!

A Word A Week Challenge – Orange rose in San Diego's rose garden

A Word A Week Challenge – Orange rose in San Diego’s rose garden

This next rose is more subtle and displays a mix of orange, yellow and light pink. I love this type of tea roses and they usually smell very good.

A Word A Week Challenge – Orange tea rose in Balboa Park rose garden

A Word A Week Challenge – Orange tea rose in Balboa Park rose garden

Of course, roses are not the only flowers that are orange. Here are a few more orange flowers I’ve photographed in the past, like this beautiful orange protea pincushion.

A Word A Week Challenge – Orange protea pincushion protea flower

A Word A Week Challenge – Orange protea pincushion protea flower

I’m not sure what the next flower is called but I love its big fuzzy petals.

A Word A Week Challenge – Orange flower with fuzzy petals

A Word A Week Challenge – Orange flower with fuzzy petals

I like the orange leaves of fall foliage. We don’t get a lot of that in San Diego, so it’s nice to spot it here and there.

A Word A Week Challenge – Orange leaves of a sumac tree in the fall

A Word A Week Challenge – Orange leaves of a sumac tree in the fall

Of course, I can’t participate in an orange theme without displaying an orange, can I? Sorry, I couldn’t resist.

A Word A Week Challenge – Orange on the orange tree

A Word A Week Challenge – Orange on the orange tree

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About Milka Pejovic

I'm a freelance writer, artist and photographer. I write mostly for business, not enough for pleasure, and I take a lot of pictures of the world around me.

7 responses »

  1. Jennay says:

    Love all your Orange photos! =)

  2. Jane Lurie says:

    Wow! What a wonderful burst of color. Love your image of the pincushion after you commented on the one I posted. Beautiful. And, your dragonfly is stunning.

  3. Tina Schell says:

    Some wonderful shots – especially like the dragonfly!

  4. […] I’m going to use this photo challenge as an opportunity to feature a few more of the rose photos I took this past weekend at the rose garden in San Diego’s Balboa Park. You can see the other rose photos here and here. […]

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