WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside

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Today I’m participating in the WordPress weekly photo challenge and this week’s theme is “inside”. 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.

Can you guess how many lemurs are sleeping in this pile of fur? Hint: count the tails for the answer…

Ring tailed lemurs sleeping in a pile
Ring tailed lemurs sleeping in a pile

Look, that grasshopper is trying hard to get inside my house. Unfortunately it’s standing at the wrong end of the sliding window for that to happen, which is a good thing for me.

Green grasshopper trying to get inside the house
Green grasshopper trying to get inside the house

I guess this pitcher plant can’t wait for a fly to wander inside of it for a tasty snack.

Wordpress weekly photo challenge: inside a pitcher plant
WordPress weekly photo challenge: inside a pitcher plant

Finally a sign of spring is the colorful blooms, but you have to watch out for the bees that may hide inside them, as in this beautiful pink powder puff bloom. Happy Friday!

Bees collecting nectar inside a pink powder puff bloom
Bees collecting nectar inside a pink powder puff bloom

A Word A Week Challenge: Lines

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Today I’m participating in the A Word A Week Challenge. This week’s theme is “lines”.  I encourage you to click on each photo to see a larger view. If you like what you see, please subscribe to this blog to receive updates of the new photos I post, usually 3 to 5 times a week.

For this “line” photo theme, I decided to use a few random photos I took recently, displaying the various aspects of fall in San Diego. I love the fall foliage of the sycamore tree captured in the right light. You can clearly see the lines running through every leaf of the tree.

A word a week photo challenge: lines of a Sycamore tree leaf
A word a week photo challenge: lines of a Sycamore tree leaf

The warm weather here means we get a lot of blooms in the fall, like this purple bougainvillea. Bougainvillea trees always seem to grow new branches at random heights and directions, creating a disorganized web of lines.

A word a week photo challenge: lines of a bougainvillea tree branches
A word a week photo challenge: lines of a bougainvillea tree branches

Finally, check out the many, many lines of this pink powder puff bloom. Can you guess how many lines that would be?

A word a week photo challenge: lines of a pink powder puff bloom
A word a week photo challenge: lines of a pink powder puff bloom

Macro Monday: bees on pink powder puff flower

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Remember that my 2014 nature photography calendars are available for sale on my online Zazzle store.  All calendars are made to order in the USA so you support the US economy with your purchase, and a starving artist at the same time (me!). I appreciate all referrals through Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and of course your blog or website.

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.

With the year-round blooms we get in San Diego, bees are busy every day. We’re lucky to enjoy colorful flower and tree blooms even when winter is approaching, which helps me greatly since it means I can take new photos every week.

Here are a few busy bees on a pink powder puff flower. The many bees on that tree weren’t happy to have me so close to them, so I had to give up after a few minutes, but I managed to get a few decent shots before I left.

Macro Monday: bees on pink powder puff flower
Macro Monday: bees on pink powder puff flower
Macro Monday: bees on pink powder puff bloomMacro Monday: bees on pink powder puff bloom
Macro Monday: bees on pink powder puff bloom
Close-up on a bee on pink powder puff flower
Close-up on a bee on pink powder puff flower