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

Let’s Be Wild Weekly Photo Challenge – Scent

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I’m participating in LetsBeWild.com’s Wild Weekly Photo Challenge. This week’s Challenge is: Scent! Remember you can click on each photo for a larger view.

I’m going to use this photo challenge as an opportunity to feature a few more of the rose photos I took this past weekend at the rose garden in San Diego’s Balboa Park. You can see the other rose photos here and here.

Here’s another multicolored rose that featured a pleasant rose fragrance. It helps that it’s also very pretty to look at.

Let’s Be Wild Weekly Photo Challenge – Scent of a multicolored rose
Let’s Be Wild Weekly Photo Challenge – Scent of a multicolored rose

I loved the fragrance of the next rose. It had a very delicate and pure scent. Mmmmmm…

Let’s Be Wild Weekly Photo Challenge – Scent of a fragrant rose
Let’s Be Wild Weekly Photo Challenge – Scent of a fragrant rose

Other flowers can smell very look, including lavender, which comes in many varieties and sizes.

Let’s Be Wild Weekly Photo Challenge – Scent of lavender
Let’s Be Wild Weekly Photo Challenge – Scent of lavender

One scent I really enjoy is the one of wet dirt and grass after the rain. This after the rain scent is not too common in San Diego so I love it when it happens.

Let’s Be Wild Weekly Photo Challenge – Scent of wet dirt after the rain
Let’s Be Wild Weekly Photo Challenge – Scent of wet dirt after the rain

My favorite flower fragrance is lilac blossoms. Unfortunately common lilacs don’t like the San Diego hot and dry weather too much, so we find a different type here in nature called the Ramona lilac. Its scent is very, very light but it still looks pretty.

Let’s Be Wild Weekly Photo Challenge – Scent of Ramona lilac blossoms
Let’s Be Wild Weekly Photo Challenge – Scent of Ramona lilac blossoms

For my last photo, I’ll share one of my favorite scents: the smell of the ocean, here at Coronado Beach. I love the mix of iodine, salt and seaweed. Can you smell it?

Update: I won an honorable mention for this photo in the weekly contest.

Let’s Be Wild Weekly Photo Challenge – Scent - ocean smell
Let’s Be Wild Weekly Photo Challenge – Scent – ocean smell