7-Day Nature Photo Challenge ~ Day 2

We were nominated by fellow blogger, ProjectRelish, for a seven-day photo challenge, so we will be posting one of our nature pictures every day for the next seven days.

For day 2, we decided to use a picture from closer to home.  Living in Colorado, we love to hike and we literally have hundreds of pictures of the mountains, waterfalls, and trails from throughout the years.  Since both of us grew up on the east coast, we definitely know the beauty of the northeast in autumn, but there is something about the brilliant golds of the Aspen trees that we simply love.  Last fall, we went hiking at one of our favorite spots and then drove into Cripple Creek for a late lunch.  On the way back, we saw the sun shining on the hills across from the road and simply had to stop the car and take a picture.  We loved the patchwork of colors that blanketed the hillside.

Farm Outside of Cripple Creek
Farm Outside of Cripple Creek

Rules: Post one nature photo and nominate someone else for seven consecutive days.

Nominating Passports and Photographs, who has a wonderful travel site with beautiful photographs.

7-Day Nature Photo Challenge ~ Day 1

We were nominated by fellow blogger, projectrelish, for a seven-day photo challenge, so we will be posting one of our nature pictures every day for the next seven days.

For our first post, we’ve decided to use a picture of a Betel Nut Palm Tree (Areca catechu) with its red ripe fruit from our trip to Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic.  We took the picture of the fruit while we were walking through the resort, but it actually took us a while to find out what type of tree it was.  The bright red fruit just jumped out against the lush green tropical fauna.  Although it is called an areca nut, it is really a fruit and apparently in some parts of the world, the fruit is chewed along with a betel leaf.  We’re not sure that it looked that appetizing, but it was definitely beautiful.

Ripe Fruit on Betel Nut Palm Tree
Ripe Fruit on Betel Nut Palm Tree

Rules: Post one nature photo and nominate someone else for seven days.

Nominating setmeravelles for the challenge, who has a wonderful site about travelling across Spain.