Floral Friday Fotos: pink and red roses

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Today I’m participating in Floral Friday Fotos. You can click on each photo for a larger view. If you enjoy my photos, I encourage you to subscribe and receive updates when I post new photos, usually 3 to 5 times a week.

I recently toll a stroll in San Diego’s Balboa Park and ended up in the rose garden, where the roses were displaying their bright and colorful blooms one last time before the cooler season. It had rained the night before (yes, I said rain, in San Diego!) so the rose petals were covered with raindrops.

I hope you enjoy these bright pink and red roses on this Friday, especially if you live in a place where the flowers have now disappeared for the next few months.

Close-up of raindrops on pink rose petals
Close-up of raindrops on pink rose petals
Pink rose and orange roses
Pink rose and orange roses
Raindrops on red rose petals
Raindrops on red rose petals
Floral Friday: bright pink rose with raindrops on petals
Floral Friday: bright pink rose with raindrops on petals

Macro Monday: Water drops on a spider web

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Today I’m taking part in the Macro Monday photo challenge. You can click on each photo for a larger view. If you like what you see, I encourage you to subscribe so you can enjoy the new photos I post a few times a week.

I have shared photographs of water drops on spider webs before but it’s always fun to find new photo opportunities. As much as I hate spiders, I really like how their spider webs look when water is dropped on it, whether it is raindrops, dew drops, or watering drops. These small water drops look like crystals reflecting everything around them. The background for these water drops wasn’t too interesting but it’s not that often I can see raindrops or other water drops on a spider web, so I took this opportunity to capture the moment.

Macro Monday: Water drops on a spider web
Macro Monday: Water drops on a spider web
Close-up of water drops on a spider web
Close-up of water drops on a spider web

Macro Monday: Raindrops on yellow roses

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Today I’m taking part in Macro Monday at Lisa’s Chaos. Remember you can click on each image to see it in a larger format.

Last week, it rained. For two days. On and off, but mostly on. You may think rain isn’t a big deal, but when you live in San Diego, rain in May is a rare occurrence. It will probably be the last rain we get until next November so I tried to enjoy every raindrop, even though I hate walking or driving in the rain.

After the rain stopped, I took a few photos of the leftover raindrops on yellow roses. It’s amazing how such big raindrops can remain attached to the rose petals, defying gravity.

Macro Monday: raindrops on yellow rose
Macro Monday: raindrops on yellow rose

I love the patterns these raindrops form on each rose petal.

Macro Monday: raindrops on yellow rose petals
Macro Monday: raindrops on yellow rose petals

This is the same yellow rose as above, but photographed from a different angle. It’s interesting to see how the raindrops reflect the light and surroundings differently.

Macro Monday: close-up of raindrops on yellow rose
Macro Monday: close-up of raindrops on yellow rose