I love macro photography. I have an artsy spirit deep inside me and one way it is set free is through macro photos. When I saw this challenge from Anne, I knew I just had to take my camera out for a walk and look for something a little bit different. Thank you Anne!
Sunday afternoon I headed out. It was a lovely walk around my yard, and a short trek down the walking path to a nearby grade school. This short adventure brought out the creative and colorful side of me.
The photos below are of lantana plants. I saw them in my neighbor’s yard as I started my walk. I don’t think I’ve seen them with the green and purple hued “berries” on them before. I believe I see my reflection in the bottom left “berry”.
Next is a close up of a shimmery rock in another neighbor’s yard. I cropped it even further. I thought the circular prisms are quite beautiful.
This photo is of the very sharp ends of the spiny leaves on a desert plant in another neighbor’s yard:
As I wondered around the nearby school I found a beautiful flowering bougainvillea plant:
And I decided to look more closely at the end of this sawed off tree branch:
Near the entrance of the school there was a large green mosaic with reflective pieces in which I took this photo of myself:
As I circled back towards home I found an abandon lot encircled in barbed wire:
This is a photo of the bark around my very large palm tree. As you can see, running into the trunk of this tree could be very dangerous!
The next photo below shows the needles of the prickly pear cactus in our front yard:
The last two photos are of the milkweed plant that is wrapped through the bush in our side yard. Technically it is on our neighbor’s property. The flowers this plant produces are very beautiful.