A Word A Week Photo Challenge – Frame

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

I recently took these two pictures while walking in a San Diego County park. They show the same tree branches arching over the path, but I took each picture from one side of the path. I think I like the first one better but I’ll let you chime in.

A Word A Week Photo Challenge – Frame - tree branches curling over walking path
A Word A Week Photo Challenge – Frame – tree branches curling over walking path
Tree branches create opening over walking path
Tree branches create opening over walking path

This is another walking trail in a different county park. I love how the leaning tree branches and tree trunks frame the downhill path.

Tree branches leaning over the walking path
Tree branches leaning over the walking path

I like the framing created by this wooden fence right on the edge on the walking path, especially when it’s lined with wildflowers.

Wooden fence and spring wildflowers in San Diego
Wooden fence and spring wildflowers in San Diego

Wisteria behaves like an invasive tree if you give the vine the space and the structure it needs to grow on. I loved photographing these beautiful wisteria blooms hanging from the wooden frame. Here are a few photos of wisteria flowers from further to closer.

Wisteria blooms on a large wooden frame
Wisteria blooms on a large wooden frame
Wisteria in bloom on wooden trellis
Wisteria in bloom on wooden trellis
White and purple wisteria flowers
White and purple wisteria flowers

Finally, here’s a mama panda bear who doesn’t mind being framed to pose for a picture.

Giant panda bear at the San Diego Zoo
Giant panda bear at the San Diego Zoo

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

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

Floral Friday Fotos: Wisteria blooms

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Today I’m participating in Floral Friday Fotos. Remember you can click on the photos below to see them in a larger format. If you enjoy my images, I encourage you to subscribe and receive updates when I post new photos, usually 3 to 5 times a week.

I LOVE wisteria blooms. How can you not like them? Their large, colorful purple blooms are a burst of laughter in the middle of spring. And you need to enjoy them as much as you can because wisteria blooms usually last about a month. The wisteria’s pea-like flowers disappear as fast as they appeared.

Here’s a series of beautiful wisteria blooms on a very large trellis. I decided to show you what the wisteria blooms look like as a group and then zoom in to have you enjoy a closer look. I’m thinking about making some photo paintings out of these colorful images. They seem perfect for that.

Did you know Wisteria is a very invasive plant? It’s easy to guess why when realize how fast it can grow in any direction.

Floral Friday Fotos: Wisteria blooms on a large trellis
Floral Friday Fotos: Wisteria blooms on a large trellis

The Wisteria vine is very thick and can reach significant heights with very little support.

Floral Friday Fotos: Wisteria blooms on wooden trellis
Floral Friday Fotos: Wisteria blooms on wooden trellis
Floral Friday Fotos: Wisteria in bloom
Floral Friday Fotos: Wisteria in bloom

Did you know both the wisteria flowers and the wisteria seeds (they grow in pods) are poisonous? Not a great plant to have around pets and children, unfortunately.

Cluster of wisteria blooms
Cluster of wisteria blooms

I think wisteria displays some of the most beautiful shades of purple in nature. Don’t you agree?

Cluster of wisteria flowers
Cluster of wisteria flowers

WordPress weekly photo challenge: Color

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I’m participating in the WordPress weekly photo challenge and this week’s theme is color. The goal is to select photos that feature one color prominently in the frame. What a fun challenge!

For this specific challenge, I decided to share photos I took in a single day, while visiting the San Diego Zoo Safari Park. There sure is a lot of color there if you look closely.

Remember you can click on each photo to see a larger view. If you like what you see, I’d love for you to subscribe to this blog so you can see my new photos as I post them.

My first photo is of a busy bee on bright yellow flowers. I’ll share more photos of bees on these flowers in an upcoming post in the next week or so, so stay tuned.

Wordpress weekly photo challenge: Color - yellow flowers and bee
WordPress weekly photo challenge: Color – yellow flowers and bee

I wanted to photograph this protea pin cushion up close and I used the purple flowers as a contrasting background. The bright blue sky helps too. If you like protea pin cushion flowers, you can view more here.

Wordpress weekly photo challenge: Color - orange protea pin cushion flower
WordPress weekly photo challenge: Color – orange protea pin cushion flower

Besides lilac blooms, I’m not sure there’s anything more beautiful than wisteria blooms. If you like wisteria, I’ll be posting more photos of it in the next week or two. Remember to subscribe to this blog if you haven’t already.

Wordpress weekly photo challenge: Color - purple wisteria
WordPress weekly photo challenge: Color – purple wisteria

If you follow this post, you just saw the photo below this morning, but I wanted to share it with the people who do the WordPress weekly photo challenge. I really like how the pink flowers stand out next to this amazing giant owl butterfly.

Wordpress weekly photo challenge: Color - pink flowers and giant owl butterfly
WordPress weekly photo challenge: Color – pink flowers and giant owl butterfly

I used the last photo in a post earlier this week but I thought it’d fit perfectly here too. These fluffy yellow blooms belong to a very large tree that was covered with thousands of them.

Wordpress weekly photo challenge: Color - yellow fluffy blooms
WordPress weekly photo challenge: Color – yellow fluffy blooms

I hope you enjoyed my photo picks for this colorful theme!