Travel theme: Multicolored

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

WordPress weekly photo challenge: Changing Seasons

This week, the WordPress weekly photo challenge is all about Changing Seasons, something we view a little differently here in San Diego, California. We do get some frost inland, but no snow unless you start driving up the mountains (less than an hour drive).

The fall foliage is also sporadic but you can find some nice fall colors if you look around, like this American sweetgum. Remember you can click on each photo for a larger view.

Wordpress weekly photo challenge: Changing Seasons - American sweetgum
WordPress weekly photo challenge: Changing Seasons – American sweetgum

There’s a type of tree around here that displays beautiful yellow leaves in the fall. I don’t know what tree it is, but the dense yellow canopies are easy to spot. This tree is just starting to turn yellow.

WordPress weekly photo challenge: Changing Seasons - yellow fall foliage in San Diego
WordPress weekly photo challenge: Changing Seasons – yellow fall foliage in San Diego

Here is a recent photo of a sumac tree, which features yellow, orange and red leaves in the fall, as well as red seeds.

WordPress weekly photo challenge: Changing Seasons - Sumac tree in the fall
WordPress weekly photo challenge: Changing Seasons – Sumac tree in the fall

There are a lot of Sycamore trees in the San Diego area and their large leaves turn mostly brown in the fall, especially when the drought has lasted as long as it has.

WordPress weekly photo challenge: Changing Seasons - Sycamore tree leaf
WordPress weekly photo challenge: Changing Seasons – Sycamore tree leaf

Finally, in a few weeks many trees will be bare, and if the fog continues to show up every morning as it these past couple of weeks, the view outside of my window in the morning will look like this photo below, the most wintry scene you can spot in San Diego!

WordPress weekly photo challenge: Changing Seasons - foggy morning in San Diego
WordPress weekly photo challenge: Changing Seasons – foggy morning in San Diego