WordPress weekly photo challenge: Layers

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Today I’m participating in the WordPress weekly photo challenge and this week’s theme is “layers”. You can click on the photos below for a larger view.

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I enjoy the many layers of petals on a rose, especially when the petals themselves are layered with dew drops or raindrops.

Wordpress weekly photo challenge: Layers of white rose petals
WordPress weekly photo challenge: Layers of white rose petals
Wordpress weekly photo challenge: Layers of pink rose petals
WordPress weekly photo challenge: Layers of pink rose petals

The orange protea pin cushion flower has a spectacular set of petals that go from layer to layer.

Wordpress weekly photo challenge: Layers of an orange protea pin cushion
WordPress weekly photo challenge: Layers of an orange protea pin cushion

I love the dripping layers of pine tree sap on the tree bark.

Wordpress weekly photo challenge: Layers of pine tree sap
WordPress weekly photo challenge: Layers of pine tree sap

Check out the colorful layers within that tree sap.

Wordpress weekly photo challenge: Layers of colorful pine tree sap
WordPress weekly photo challenge: Layers of colorful pine tree sap

And how about the beautiful layers of the Fourth of July fireworks?

Wordpress weekly photo challenge: Layers of Fourth of July fireworks
WordPress weekly photo challenge: Layers of Fourth of July fireworks
Wordpress weekly photo challenge: Layers of Fourth of July fireworks
WordPress weekly photo challenge: Layers of Fourth of July fireworks

Travel theme: Delicate

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Today I’m participating in Where’s My Backpack’s Travel Theme photo challenge. This week’s theme is “delicate”. Remember you can click on each photo for a larger view.

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To me, there’s nothing more delicate than water a few drops at a time. Have you ever come close to rain drops or dew drops? You barely touch them or breathe too hard close to them and they fall and are gone in an instant (not so fun when you’re trying to photograph them). Here are a few examples of water in its most delicate form.

Here’s a single rain drop still standing on this grass blade. Tiny droplets also show the fuzzy texture of the grass.

Travel theme: delicate rain drop on grass
Travel theme: delicate rain drop on grass

I love the delicate patterns that raindrops can make on leaves after the rain.

Travel theme: delicate rain drops on rose tree leaves
Travel theme: delicate rain drops on rose tree leaves

How about these dew drops on a spider web created by a grass spider? My kid stepped on this spider web right after I snapped a few pictures.

Travel theme: delicate dew drops on spider web
Travel theme: delicate dew drops on spider web

Is there anything more delicate than dew drops on rose petals?

Travel theme: delicate morning dew drops on a white rose
Travel theme: delicate morning dew drops on a white rose

And how about frost? We get some frost in the winter in San Diego but it comes in very delicate layers of ice crystals. As soon as the sun comes out and starting warming up the earth, the delicate frost is gone.

Travel theme: delicate frost on leaves
Travel theme: delicate frost on leaves

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Macro Monday: morning dew on a white rose

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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.

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Sometimes I don’t have to go too far to enjoy the beauty that nature has to offer. Here are a few close-ups of the morning dew on the petals of a white rose in my garden, taken from a few different angles.

Macro Monday: morning dew on a white rose
Macro Monday: morning dew on a white rose
Morning dew drops on a white rose
Morning dew drops on a white rose
Dew drops on rose petals
Dew drops on rose petals