Travel theme: Multicolored

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Today I’m participating in Where’s My Backpack’s Travel Theme photo challenge. This week’s theme is “multicolored”. Remember you can click on each photo for a larger view. If you like what you see, feel free to subscribe and receive nature photography updates a few times a week.

Just in time for the fall season, here’s some colorful sumac tree foliage. With a beautiful bright blue sky as the complimentary background, this photo is very multicolored.

Travel theme: Multicolored sumac fall foliage
Travel theme: Multicolored sumac fall foliage

I love the bright red berries of the Cotoneaster Lacteus contrasting with the bush’s green and crimson leaves.

Travel theme: Multicolored Cotoneaster Lacteus
Travel theme: Multicolored Cotoneaster Lacteus

This bright orange protea pincushion flower enjoys the company of purple lavender, green leafed trees and a California blue sky in the background.

Travel theme: Multicolored - Orange protea pincushion flower and purple lavender
Travel theme: Multicolored – Orange protea pincushion flower and purple lavender

I’m not sure what these flowers are called (some type of iceplant blooms) but I love how the petals change colors from one end to the other.

Travel theme: Multicolored flowers
Travel theme: Multicolored flowers

If you’re ever wondered what a multicolored rose looks like, here it is.

Travel theme: Multicolored rose
Travel theme: Multicolored rose

I love this purple and yellow lily. Two beautiful colors right next to each other.

Travel theme: Multicolored lily
Travel theme: Multicolored lily

And now for the last photo, here are the coolest multicolored fireworks I saw this year for the 4th of July.

Travel theme: Multicolored fireworks
Travel theme: Multicolored fireworks

The color red: the Cotoneaster Lacteus’s red berries

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You’ve got to love Google search! I love these very thick and adundant bushes at my son’s school that display hundreds of tight grapes of red berries in the winter, bringing color to our chilly winter mornings. I took several photos of the bushes and their red berries recently and wanted to post a few here (see below), but I had no idea what the plants were.

So I searched for “bush with red berries”, and after looking through dozens of photos on Google, I found out these bushes are called Cotoneaster Lacteus. A fancy Latin name for an evergreen hedging shrub that features both flowers and berries (not simultaneously  of course). So if you’ve ever wondered what Cotoneaster Lacteus bush and its berries look like, this is the post for you. 😉

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The red berries of the Cotoneaster Lacteus
The red berries of the Cotoneaster Lacteus

I love the abundance of red berries on each branch!

Close-up of the Cotoneaster Lacteus and its red berries
Close-up of the Cotoneaster Lacteus and its red berries

I took these photos on a frosty morning, so you can see the frost melting in some areas, while it leaves a layer of white dust in others. This last photo is my favorite of the bunch.

Red berries and red leaves of the Cotoneaster Lacteus
Red berries and red leaves of the Cotoneaster Lacteus