Nature’s Textures

“The texture of our universe is one where there is no question at all but that good and laughter and justice will prevail.”

Desmond Tutu

FROND

FROND

In the strictest sense, texture refers to the look or feel of a thing, but as in Mr. Scott’s opening quote, it can also take on a more abstract meaning. Could it not refer to the texture of relationships, environments, our very lives?

AUTUMN'S VICTIM

AUTUMN’S VICTIM

“The texture of my own mind renders me very indifferent to the rest of the world.”

George Combe

There are people who have richly textured lives – beyond work and family they seem able to maintain interests in things like the arts, music, philanthropy, sports, education and any number of other areas. Perhaps the much-maligned “Jack of all Trades, Master of None” is not such a terrible thing after all.

BLUE AND GREEN

TEXTURED WATERS

“Art is the colors and textures of your imagination.”

Meghan Trainor

Beyond our various interests, perhaps the texture of our lives could be enriched by focus on what’s right with the world rather than what’s wrong. Surely there are as many things to be happy about as there are subjects deserving of complaint.

ROCK OF AGES

ROCK OF AGES

“The past becomes a texture, an ambience to our present.”

Paul Scott

Finally, I would suggest that nature in all her abundance can add layers of texture to our lives if we will only let her.Β  A walk in the woods, a stroll on the beach or a simple quiet moment in our own backyard can soothe the soul and refresh the spirit as nothing else.Β  Here then, a few more examples of nature’s textures.

SAND, SEA AND SUNSET'S REFLECTION

SAND, SEA AND SUNSET’S REFLECTION

“It’s a man’s world they say; but in its daily textures it is a world created by and for women.”

John Updike

DEEP-ROOTED

DEEP-ROOTED

“Extinction rates soar and the texture of life changes.”

Elizabeth Kolbert

GREEN

GREEN

“I think great romance demands great obstacles and textures.”

Ang Lee

SWEETGRASS AND DEW

SWEETGRASS AND DEW

“The eyes’ perception of texture is pale compared to the lips’.”

Laini Taylor

Here’s wishing everyone a wonderful week ahead.

WPC – Textures

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127 thoughts on “Nature’s Textures

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  2. Absolutely agree with nature soothing the soul and refreshing our spirit, wonderfully conveyed. Loving the inclusion of quotes mixed with the photographs!

  3. Those things are better which are perfected by nature than those which are finished by art.
    – Cicero, c. 45 BC
    The temple bell stops but I still hear the sound coming out of the flowers.
    – BASHO, c. 1690

  4. You have so beautifully presented so many hues of ‘Textures’ — both in pictures as well as words! The second picture (especially its inner texture) and the sweetgrass pictures are marvellous!

  5. Hey T Bear, Missing you on the Island. Loved these. Especially reference to “Jack of all trades, Master of none.” Seems to be my life. Love ya. Darv

    Sent from my iPad

  6. gorgeous WORDS…fabulous shots….a beautiful post..Tina!!! the sand, sea & sunset reflection magnificant!!!! 🌹

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  9. WOW! Great photos – especially like the Textured Waters photo. You make me want to venture out today looking for things I don’t see. But, sadly I’m deep rooted today, and maybe tomorrow. Have a great weekend.

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