A similar theme to weathered from a few weeks ago, textures all around us seem to be abundant in Autumn. As we bundle up for warmth in the northern hemisphere, we wrap ourselves in textures.
Art is the colors and textures of your imagination.Meghan Trainor
This week’s theme for Sunday Stills is texture if you haven’t figured that out already. Reminder to title your post differently than mine.
Textures in Nature
Close-ups of a fallen autumn leaves reveal a mix of textures.
Our backyard was home to many species of birds. My favorites were the hummingbirds that darted and cavorted in and through the redwoods I planted years ago.
This little hummer was puffed up after a rain shower and is submitted for Lisa’s Bird Weekly Challenge (birds in color and mono) using “image compare” with the block editor. I also added the desaturated black and white version to Cee’s Black and White Challenge, Close-ups.
I meant to post this image of the fence for the previous auburn color challenge but find it works for texture, too. This is called a pine-pole fence which is what will eventually surround our new property.
Our backyard also shows a variety of textures with the deck planks, fences, and trees.
I will definitely miss my little yard.
The Textures of Our Lives
My daughters traveled to our house to spend their last Thanksgiving there before we move out in two weeks. Both were very young when we moved into the house in February 1988. My youngest was only a month old and it’s really the only house she ever knew until she moved out of the area in 2016.
Hubby took some pics as my daughters reminisced how the house transformed the textures of our lives into indelible loving memories. After a walk through the house, hugging corners and outdoor trees, the girls drove away on Friday with tears in their eyes.
I discovered these partial lyrics written by Melissa Schneider (can’t seem to find a song that goes with these heartfelt words). Get a tissue…
Goodbye house it’s time to leave you
And I’m sure feeling low
I know you’re only pine and stone
But the time has come, so goodbye home
Goodbye house I’m gonna miss you
Your walls have sheltered us over the years
Memories overflow along with our tears
Never thought I’d say, oh goodbye home
Goodbye house goodbye home
You won’t be lonely long
Soon a brand-new family will call you their own
But our time is done, so goodbye home
December themes are available on my Sunday Stills page. Please take a quick look and note that Susanne from Cats and Trails and Garden Tales is hosting on December 20, and there is no challenge on December 27.
I hope you all had a great week and enjoyed Thanksgiving for those who celebrated.
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