Weekly Photo Challenge: Texture

Adventures sometimes just happen.  Unexpectedly even.  And so it was on the last day of a trip to a friend’s ranch in Livermore, Colorado.  My friend, the owner of the ranch and an ATV, said, Let’s take a ride,  and in no time at all, I grabbed my camera and hopped in.  We headed to Prairie Divide where textured landscapes lay on either side of rutted dirt roads — great country for ATVing and pointing at vistas filled with tundra, rocks, pine trees, and the occasional farmhouse.

Dirt road to Prairie Divide

We found an old limb that my friend vowed to return and pick up with the aid of stronger arms than I had.  This is gonna look great in my yard, she said.  (She has a good eye.)

Detail of old limb

We marveled at a budding pine cone so green and soft in its infancy.

New pine cone on branch

And then we found what we came for:  more rocks covered in greenish gray lichen to add to the framework of her curved bed garden back at the ranch.

Rock covered in lichen

Altogether — the ride, the finds, the textures and friendship — formed a memory: a perfect day in Colorado.

For more entries into the WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge: Texture, click here.

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Met at University of Tennessee, been married for 47 years, and still passionate about travel whether we're volunteering with Habitat Global Village, combining work at Discovery with pleasure, or just seeing the world. Hope you'll join us as we try to see it all while we can!
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12 Responses to Weekly Photo Challenge: Texture

  1. stacey says:

    Wow Rusha! Is this your blog? This was an awesome read!

  2. imexcited says:

    These are beautiful! I especially liked the budding pine cone.

    • Rusha Sams says:

      Thanks for taking a look. I loved that pine cone, too, since i don’t really remember seeing them grow like that. Just usually find them on the ground! Gotta keep my eyes open!

  3. K.Z. says:

    great choices of natural textures! 🙂 i particularly love the last photo.

  4. Amy says:

    Great selections! Love nature texture, especially the last one.Well don, Rusha!

    • Rusha Sams says:

      Thanks so much. It’s fun collecting pics not even knowing if or when I’ll use them. These just happened to be handy since I only returned from Colorado last week. Great place to visit!

    • Rusha Sams says:

      Thanks for stopping by. These challenges make me rethink what’s in my stash of pics that I can share. Just glad some folks take a look and comment as you did.

  5. It’s hard to find art more striking than what Mother Nature offers, isn’t it? Great shots.

    • Rusha Sams says:

      Now that I’ve started taking pictures more frequently, I find myself zeroing in on natural things — flowers, rocks, etc. I love it! Great to know someone else agrees that it’s great subject matter. Thanks for commenting.

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