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”. 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.

Check out these artificial grass blades inside this bubble. Some actually went through all the way to the other side and still that bubble didn’t pop.

WordPress weekly photo challenge: grass blades inside a bubble
WordPress weekly photo challenge: grass blades inside a bubble

Have you ever looked a the pistils inside a rose? They’re quite amazing.

Wordpress weekly photo challenge: pistils inside a yellow rose
WordPress weekly photo challenge: pistils inside a yellow rose

Here’s a blue damselfly locked inside my house, longing to get out. It wasn’t very helpful in its release, but I still managed to get it back outside.

Wordpress weekly photo challenge: Inside - Blue damselfly
WordPress weekly photo challenge: Inside – Blue damselfly

Here’s a busy bee collecting nectar from these yellow flowers and putting it inside the bags on its legs. Nature is so well designed!

Wordpress weekly photo challenge: Inside - bee collecting nectar inside bags
WordPress weekly photo challenge: Inside – bee collecting nectar inside bags

Finally here’s a visitor inside this yellow rose – a green Junebug beetle.

Wordpress weekly photo challenge: Junebug beetle inside rose
WordPress weekly photo challenge: Junebug beetle inside rose

Macro Monday: The beautiful roses of Balboa Park

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Today I’m taking part in Macro Monday at Lisa’s Chaos. Remember you can click on each image to see it in a larger format.

I spent yesterday morning at San Diego’s Balboa Park with my kids and one of our stops was the rose garden. I actually went there to take photos for another photo challenge (coming up tomorrow) but I ended taking a lot more photos when I saw the beautiful roses in bloom. So many sizes, colors and fragrances, a delight to walk through such garden, even with a slight rain!

Here are a few of my picks. I hope you enjoy this burst of color!

I love this first rose as it displays so many different colors on its petals. When you look at the various roses on the same rose tree, they all have different colors, which makes me think there was some cross-pollination to explain the yellow tint. Multi-color roses are quite something.

Macro Monday: roses at San Diego Balboa Park
Macro Monday: roses at San Diego Balboa Park

I love this purple rose and had to snap a photo of it!  If you click on it to view the larger image, you can see some tiny rain droplets on the petals.

Macro Monday: Close-up of a purple rose
Macro Monday: Close-up of a purple rose

I’m very happy with the composition of this next shot. I took several photos of this yellow rose but when I opened this image, I knew it was it. No cropping or editing necessary. I love these lucky shots!

Macro Monday: Close-up of a yellow rose at Balboa Park
Macro Monday: Close-up of a yellow rose at Balboa Park

It’s worth clicking on this last photo to see the details of the rose pistils. I got a couple of photos of this rose with a bee inside and I’m saving them for another post.

Macro Monday: Rose pistils at the Balboa Park rose garden
Macro Monday: Rose pistils at the Balboa Park rose garden