A closer look at the Baccharis Sarothroides bush

A few weeks ago, I gave you a glimpse of the Baccharis Sarothroides bush when I took part in a photo challenge on texture. Today, I wanted to share a few more of the photos I took that day in November while walking through Mission Trails regional park in San Diego County.

The Baccharis bush is very large and tall (probably 7 to 8 feet both ways). Besides its significant size, it doesn’t really stand out, except when it blooms, apparently in late fall. Even though the blooms of the Baccharis Sarothroides bush are not specifically colorful, they’re very numerous and fluffy, and that’s what got my attention.

Click on any image to view the slideshow. To see a larger view of my Baccharis bush photos, scroll down while in slideshow mode and click on “view full size”.

I hope these blooms don’t make you sneeze!

Let’s Be Wild Weekly Photo Challenge – Texture

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I’m participating in the online adventure travel magazine LetsBeWild.com’s Wild Weekly Photo Challenge for bloggers. This week’s Challenge is: Texture in Nature! Remember to click on any image below to view it in a larger format.

I see texture in flowers and their interesting blooms, in this case a large California-native bush called Baccharis Sarothroides. No, I’m not a plant expert of any kind. A friend of mine helped me hunt the name down, I had no idea what it was when I took the pictures. I’ll do a future post with more photos of this Baccharis bush. I love the fluffy texture of the blooms. And it blooms in the late fall, who knew?

Let’s Be Wild Weekly Photo Challenge – Texture - Baccharis Sarothroides blooms
Let’s Be Wild Weekly Photo Challenge – Texture – Baccharis Sarothroides blooms

I see texture in fruit, in this case a beautiful yellow lemon on the tree, ready to be picked.

Let’s Be Wild Weekly Photo Challenge – Texture of a yellow lemon on the tree
Let’s Be Wild Weekly Photo Challenge – Texture of a yellow lemon on the tree

I see texture in this funny looking moss on a pine tree branch. I love it!

Let’s Be Wild Weekly Photo Challenge – Texture of green moss on a pine tree branch
Let’s Be Wild Weekly Photo Challenge – Texture of green moss on a pine tree branch

Finally I see texture creating an image on this tree trunk – a scarfed lady with a walking stick. Do you see her? Nature winks at you from the side every day. You just have to notice it.

Let’s Be Wild Weekly Photo Challenge – Texture of green moss on a pine tree branch
Let’s Be Wild Weekly Photo Challenge – Texture of green moss on a pine tree branch