52 Tuesdays Challenge #22: Texture

Welcome to week 22 of the 52 Tuesdays Challenge! Each week I chose a word that begins with at T and share my photos, stories or even a quote. I ask that you join me in the Challenge and share your own photos, stories, quotes, whatever as well. Just link back to this blog post or add your own blog post link to the comments. Have fun!

This week’s T word is Texture!

I have a lot of photos of nature and in some I can almost feel the object’s texture. So I am sharing a few photos with YOU!


Every time I see this photo I remember the silky feel of the petals and the chill that the rain left on the rose. 



This little hermit crab was snuggled in on the beach in Middle Caicos. You can see the grains of sand on its beautifully colored shell. Reminds me of my toes in the sand as the water washes the sand around. 



This last one was taken in one of our favorite spots, Beavers Bend State Park. After major flooding destroyed much of the area along the river it uncovered beautiful layers of rock that were both slick and cold with the river water. 


The Road Taken

In my travels there have been many, many roads taken – probably more taken than passed over…well, maybe… Nevertheless, one that came to mind is the highway 1 on the coast of California. I took it from Jenner up to Fort Ross one foggy Saturday and just fell in love with it. I wrote a post of the experience and shared one aspect of the trip with y’all. But for the Weekly Photo Challenge The Road Taken I wanted to share a couple of new pics for a different perspective of the road taken that day – highway 1. Enjoy!

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More on Light & Composition – 3 new Photo of the Day winners!!

So happy to have 3 more of my photos accepted as photos of the day!

Here is my photo Green & Raindrops – taken in the Wakheena Falls area in Oregon:

green and raindrops


And then my photo Thru the Door of a ’54 – which is one of my favorite of this abandoned old truck!

from the door of a 1954


Then a cutie – Is It Safe To Come Out?

ready to meet the world

Daffodils: Spring 2013!

It is so exciting to see the daffodils blooming! That is when I know that Spring is here – despite whatever cold snap comes along. So I wanted to share some of the early daffodil photos with you. I took them this morning after that little cold front brought more rain. I love the raindrops on them. The “Reflecting Daffodil” intrigued me in that you can see the reflection of the ground – not yet green. Then the naughty “Flashing Daffodil” offers a little peek into her bloom. And the sweet “Angel Daffodil” shows off her wings. Enjoy!

sprinkled with rain daffodil

Reflecting Daffodil

Reflecting Daffodil

opening daffodil with rain

Flashing Daffodil

Flashing Daffodil


Angel Daffodil