A Word A Week Challenge: Yellow

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

Yellow is definitely not my favorite color to wear but I find it beautiful in nature. It expresses energy and happiness anywhere you see it. Here are a few examples of my favorite yellows used by Mother Nature. Hopefully they can bring you a little ray of sunshine on this cold winter day.

A word a week: yellow plumeria flowers
A word a week: yellow plumeria flowers
Yellow Celosia flowers
Yellow Celosia flowers
Yellow rose about to open
Yellow rose about to open
Bright yellow sunflower
Bright yellow sunflower
Yellow poplar leaves in the fall
Yellow poplar leaves in the fall
Bee on yellow cactus blooms
Bee on yellow cactus blooms
Yellow lemon on a lemon tree
Yellow lemon on a lemon tree
Yellow lily
Yellow lily

WordPress weekly photo challenge: Curves

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Today I’m participating in the WordPress weekly photo challenge and this week’s theme is “curves”. Remember you can click on each image to see a larger view. If you like what you see, feel free to subscribe and receive nature photography updates a few times a week.

Nature is full of curves and I love capturing them on camera, including these giant fern fiddleheads.

WordPress weekly photo challenge: Curves of giant fern fiddleheads
WordPress weekly photo challenge: Curves of giant fern fiddleheads

I love the curves the pistils of this beautiful purple and yellow lily form.

WordPress weekly photo challenge: Curves of purple lily pistils
WordPress weekly photo challenge: Curves of purple lily pistils

Flower petals often display some type of curve. The petals of this yellow rose are a lovely example of curves.

WordPress weekly photo challenge: Curves of yellow rose petals
WordPress weekly photo challenge: Curves of yellow rose petals

Of course, roses are not the only flowers to display curves. Here are the fancy curves of an orange protea pin cushion flower.

WordPress weekly photo challenge: Curves of orange protea pincushion flower
WordPress weekly photo challenge: Curves of orange protea pincushion flower

Many types of fruit display beautiful curves, like this ripe yellow lemon ready to be picked from the tree.

WordPress weekly photo challenge: Curves of a yellow lemon
WordPress weekly photo challenge: Curves of a yellow lemon

As for animals, some of them can be pretty curvy, like these cute little seahorses with their curved tails and curved bellies.

WordPress weekly photo challenge: Curves of seahorses
WordPress weekly photo challenge: Curves of seahorses

Flamingos have such long necks they tend to walk around with them in a curved position. Check out the little duck at the bottom left, he’s got some curved neck going too!

WordPress weekly photo challenge: Curves of a flamingo's neck
WordPress weekly photo challenge: Curves of a flamingo’s neck

Of course human beings can create a lot of curves too. Check out this beautiful chandelier in the lobby of the Hotel Del Coronado in San Diego. It’s full of curves!

WordPress weekly photo challenge: Curves of the chandelier at the Hotel Del Coronado
WordPress weekly photo challenge: Curves of the chandelier at the Hotel Del Coronado