Weekly Photo Challenge: Object

Today I’m participating in the WordPress weekly photo challenge and this week’s theme is “object”. Remember you can click on each photo for a larger view.

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Christmas was just a few weeks ago and it was the opportunity to see many bright objects around town, including this cute polar bear and its Coca Cola bottle.

Christmas lights : polar bear and Coca Cola bottle
Christmas lights : polar bear and Coca Cola bottle

This is the largest Christmas tree in the world made out of large Lego bricks, at Legoland California. Pretty cool!

Weekly Photo Challenge: Object - Lego Christmas tree at Legoland
Weekly Photo Challenge: Object – Lego Christmas tree at Legoland

You can find man made objects when you go hiking in nature, like this wooden bridge.

Bridge in the woods of a San Diego county park
Bridge in the woods of a San Diego county park

You can find interesting objects in more crowded places too, such as this koala crossing sign at the San Diego Zoo.

KOALA XING sign at the San Diego Zoo
KOALA XING sign at the San Diego Zoo

Finally, I know I shared this last photo a few days ago but I thought it’d work great for this theme. This is a water puddle in the shape of the United States, with the reflection of a red truck’s front grill and the blue sky. A red, white a blue US map, right on the pavement.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Object - water puddle in the shape of the United States
Weekly Photo Challenge: Object – water puddle in the shape of the United States

Let’s Be Wild Weekly Photo Challenge – Weather

I’m participating in the LetsBeWild.com Wild Weekly Photo Challenge! This week’s Challenge is: Weather.

I live in San Diego, in Southern California. I enjoy beautiful weather probably two thirds of the year. The baking heat of the summer is the bad part, but the skies can still be beautiful. On many days, the weather looks like this. Not a single cloud in the bright blue sky.

Let’s Be Wild Weekly Photo Challenge – Weather in Southern California
Let’s Be Wild Weekly Photo Challenge – Weather in Southern California

On a cloudy day, which is a rare occasion, the skies will look like this. You can still find plenty of blue sky even when the weather isn’t so great.

Let's be wild weekly photo challenge - weather - cloudy day in San Diego, California
Let’s be wild weekly photo challenge – weather – cloudy day in San Diego, California

On a rainy day, which is even rarer than a cloudy day, things get wet, but they still look pretty. Here’s a wet California lemon enjoying the precious rain. Yep, it’s the one I’m featuring in my 2013 photo calendar, which is now set up for sale by the way (I haven’t launched it officially yet, but it’s coming…).

Let's be wild weekly photo challenge - weather - a wet lemon in San Diego
Let’s be wild weekly photo challenge – weather – a wet lemon in San Diego

And of course, after the rain comes more sun. Things may still be a little wet, but the blue sky we enjoy on most days doesn’t like to miss a beat. This is Southern California weather for you in a nutshell!

Let's be wild weekly photo challenge - weather - wet branch after the rain
Let’s be wild weekly photo challenge – weather – wet branch after the rain

Let’s Be Wild Weekly Photo Challenge – Fall

I’m participating in the LetsBeWild.com Wild Weekly Photo Challenge! This week’s challenge is: Fall. Wish me luck!

There isn’t a lot of fall foliage in San Diego but sumac trees are a treat to spot. Their leaves display various shades of yellow, orange and red and the tree also features grapes of crimson red seeds in between the leaves.

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Weekly photo challenge: Fall - a sumac's colorful fall foliage

And more sumac!

Weekly photo challenge: Fall - a sumac's colorful fall foliage
Weekly photo challenge: Fall – a sumac’s colorful fall foliage