WordPress weekly photo challenge: Forward

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The new WordPress weekly photo challenge theme is forward. I’m always looking forward to the next best photo opportunity, so I can display it here and on my online store. I’m so behind on uploading new photos to my store, and I’m looking forward to working on it over the next week or so. There are lots of good photos to add, that’s for sure.

Remember you can click on any of the photos below to see it in a larger format.

I’m always looking forward to exploring new hiking paths, and there are a lot of them in San Diego. Here’s one path in Mission Trails park I haven’t tried all the way yet.

WordPress weekly photo challenge: Forward the hiking path
WordPress weekly photo challenge: Forward the hiking path

Today, I’m looking forward to enjoying the cloudless blue sky, after three days of gray clouds, rain and hail.

WordPress weekly photo challenge: Forward to a blue sky
WordPress weekly photo challenge: Forward to a blue sky

I’m also looking forward to the raindrops helping my rose bush grow new rose buds for the spring.

WordPress weekly photo challenge: Forward to new rose buds
WordPress weekly photo challenge: Forward to new rose buds

Finally I’m looking forward to new strawberries this summer. That is, if I can get to them because the slugs and pill bugs do…

WordPress weekly photo challenge: Forward to strawberries
WordPress weekly photo challenge: Forward to strawberries

Lots of things to look forward to! What are you looking forward to on your end?

The crawling clouds of a San Diego rainstorm

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I gave you a glimpse of what the crawling clouds of a San Diego rainstorm can look like in my previous photo post. If the cloud cover is high during a rainstorm, this meteorological event won’t happen, but if the clouds hang pretty low, it can be an interesting sight.

The San Diego area is very hilly and the clouds most often travel east, coming from over the Pacific Ocean. As the low clouds go over the various hills, they look like they’re crawling over them, sometimes slowly, sometimes pretty fast. After taking a few dozens of photographs, I realize it’s hard to capture the effect of these crawling clouds well on still photographs and a video would be a nice addition to this post. Something to keep in mind for the next rainy day!

In the meantime, here are a few photos of these crawling clouds over the San Diego hills.

Crawling clouds during a San Diego rainstorm
Crawling clouds during a San Diego rainstorm
Crawling clouds over the hills
Crawling clouds over the hills
Low hanging clouds on San Diego hills
Low hanging clouds on San Diego hills

I took this last photo after I put my camera down and realized that the scene closest to me actually looked very interesting. I’ll need to come back when the weather is nicer to see if the area would look different in sunny light. I love how the yellow grass contrasts with the dark brown low bushes and the skinny, naked trees sticking straight up out of them. There’s something quite eerie about this whole scene, don’t you agree?

Mission Trails Regional Park in San Diego, California
Mission Trails Regional Park in San Diego, California