Floral Friday Fotos: pink and red roses

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Today I’m participating in Floral Friday Fotos. You can click on each photo for a larger view. If you enjoy my photos, I encourage you to subscribe and receive updates when I post new photos, usually 3 to 5 times a week.

I recently toll a stroll in San Diego’s Balboa Park and ended up in the rose garden, where the roses were displaying their bright and colorful blooms one last time before the cooler season. It had rained the night before (yes, I said rain, in San Diego!) so the rose petals were covered with raindrops.

I hope you enjoy these bright pink and red roses on this Friday, especially if you live in a place where the flowers have now disappeared for the next few months.

Close-up of raindrops on pink rose petals
Close-up of raindrops on pink rose petals
Pink rose and orange roses
Pink rose and orange roses
Raindrops on red rose petals
Raindrops on red rose petals
Floral Friday: bright pink rose with raindrops on petals
Floral Friday: bright pink rose with raindrops on petals

WordPress weekly photo challenge: Layers

Zazzle online shop If you enjoy my photos and would like to purchase some, I want to thank you! Simply visit my Zazzle online shop and browse the product offerings. If there’s a photo you would like to purchase but don’t see it in my shop, please contact me by using the Contact form at the bottom of my home page and let me know which photos you are interested in purchasing, and in what format / medium.

Remember 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 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