Textures of autumn flags

Sunday Stills: #Texture is All Around Us

This week's Sunday Stills Photography challenge is all about texture. Textures occur both in nature and in human-made materials, and it all around us. A random photo of a mundane item can yield extraordinary textures you might not have noticed with just the naked eye. In texture photography, it’s all about patterns, colors and depth, …

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Autumn Birch Tree

A Festival of Leaves and Some #FREE #Photos

If you have followed this blog for any length of time, you probably know I LOVE photography and combine that with my love for Autumn! Growing up in San Diego, there wasn't much to see in the way of Autumn leaves as the palm and eucalyptus trees didn't yield to Fall's changes. Once in a …

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Mangrove Tree in Palm Grove, Balboa Park, San Diego

A #Sunday of #Trees in Balboa Park

Welcome to my first post for Sunday Trees! As I continue my extended blogging break (more of a break from writing, with an emphasis on photography), I wanted to add another photo challenge and this fits the bill nicely! I will be digging up some of my "oldies-but-goodies" tree photos to give them a chance …

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Chinese maple leaves in close-up after the rain

Monthly Photo Challenge: Autumn’s Blush

Autumn had a very s-l-o-wwwww start here in Northern California. On Halloween the temperature was 86 degrees. The next day, November 1st, it rained. All day. Then the next. The nights finally got cold enough to push the deciduous trees into their autumn dormancy, hence the changing leaf colors. November is the second to last …

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October Maple Reflection

Monthly Photo Challenge: Green is the New Orange

I am participating in Cardinal Guzman's year-long monthly photo challenge that began in January. Each month bloggers post photos of their neighborhood or an area that will show the changing seasons over one year. I chose my front yard's Chinese Maple tree. When I started this challenge in January, the maple tree was bare. (Go …

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Blue Light Special

Close Up The weekly photo challenge is all about the close-up. Ordinarily, I am a landscape photographer looking for the grand, sweeping view. Taking close-up shots with my Samsung phone was fun and interesting. We still have party lights and festive paper lanterns hanging from our redwoods in our backyard. I hope you enjoy the …

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