A Word A Week Challenge – Violet

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Today I’m participating in the A Word A Week Challenge. This week’s theme is “violet”.  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.

Violet and purple are some of my most favorite colors and I love spotting them in nature, like these pretty violet wildflowers covered with the morning dew.

A word a week - violet wildflowers with dew drops
A word a week – violet wildflowers with dew drops

Or this purple aster with water drop remnants from the morning’s watering.

Violet: purple aster with water drops
Violet: purple aster with water drops

I still don’t know what these flowers are (they grow on a large bush) but I love their bold purple color.

Purple and white flowers on a shrub
Purple and white flowers on a shrub

In a few weeks, the wisteria trees will start blooming in San Diego. Love at all those shades of violet on each flower.

White and purple wisteria flowers
White and purple wisteria flowers

Violet can appear not only in flowers but in the sky too. On that day, the clouds and the sunlight created a pink and purple sunset worth photographing.

Pink and violet clouds at sunset
Pink and violet clouds at sunset

WordPress weekly photo challenge: Saturated

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

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I love the saturated colors that nature displays all around. Close-up shots help focusing on that saturation. Enjoy the show!

Wordpress weekly photo challenge: Saturated - Bottle brush tree flowers
WordPress weekly photo challenge: Saturated – Bottle brush tree flowers
Wordpress weekly photo challenge: Saturated - Red hibiscus flower
WordPress weekly photo challenge: Saturated – Red hibiscus flower
Wordpress weekly photo challenge: Saturated - pistils inside a yellow rose
WordPress weekly photo challenge: Saturated – pistils inside a yellow rose
Wordpress weekly photo challenge: Saturated - iceplant blooms
WordPress weekly photo challenge: Saturated – iceplant blooms
Wordpress weekly photo challenge: Saturated - Orange Picotee tuberous begonia - begonia tuberhybrida
WordPress weekly photo challenge: Saturated – Orange Picotee tuberous begonia – begonia tuberhybrida
Wordpress weekly photo challenge: Saturated - green junebug beetle
WordPress weekly photo challenge: Saturated – green junebug beetle
Wordpress weekly photo challenge: Saturated - yellow lemon against blue sky
WordPress weekly photo challenge: Saturated – yellow lemon against blue sky
Wordpress weekly photo challenge: Saturated - purple and white wildflowers with morning dew
WordPress weekly photo challenge: Saturated – purple and white wildflowers with morning dew

Cee’s fun foto challenge: white and purple

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Today I’m participating in Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge to show photos featuring the color white and purple. You can click on the photos below for a larger view. If you like what you see, feel free to subscribe and receive nature photography updates a few times a week.

“I think it pisses God off if you walk by the color purple in a field somewhere and don’t notice it.”
― Alice Walker, The Color Purple

Nature LOVES to put purple and white right next to each other, especially when it comes to flowers. These purple water lilies with white centers are just beautiful. You can view more photos of these purple waterlilies here.

Cee's fun foto challenge: white and purple water lilies
Cee’s fun foto challenge: white and purple water lilies

Here’s an amazing white and purple flower with long, thin petals that blooms on a shrub with almost white leaves. You can view more of these purple flowers here.

Cee's fun foto challenge: white and purple flower with skinny petals
Cee’s fun foto challenge: white and purple flower with skinny petals

Wisteria blooms are some of my favorite and their white and purple clusters dangling down the trellis are gorgeous.

Cee's fun foto challenge: white and purple White and purple wisteria flowers
Cee’s fun foto challenge: white and purple White and purple wisteria flowers

I love these tiny purple and white wildflowers I found on the side of a hiking trail this past spring.

Tiny purple and white wildflowers
Tiny purple and white wildflowers

Here is a different type of wildflowers, with some morning dew on them. They are still small, purple and white.

Tiny purple and white wildflowers with morning dew
Tiny purple and white wildflowers with morning dew

These flowers are purple and white too but they grow on a large shrub.

Purple and white flowers on a shrub
Purple and white flowers on a shrub

Sometimes you find purple flowers right next to white flowers, like this assortment of spring wildflowers.

Purple and white wildflowers
Purple and white wildflowers

California lupine is another type of wildflower, this one much larger than the ones I shared above.

Purple and white California lupine at San Diego Mission Trails Regional Park
Purple and white California lupine at San Diego Mission Trails Regional Park

Finally, milkweed flowers are blue but the pod leaves they come out of are purple and white.

Cee's fun foto challenge: white and purple milkweed flower
Cee’s fun foto challenge: white and purple milkweed flower