….February 7, 2023
….even though Christmas is long over there are still signs
One of the things that I still see in front of homes and businesses are boxes and planters of Christmas greens and foliage. I love the contrast of colours and textures when you observe them close-up.
…the New Year has not started out well for long walks
I ventured out into the backyard to see if I could find some interesting textures. It’s quite amazing how green everything is for January. I tried to go for a walk later in the afternoon but it really started to rain very steadily so I turned around and headed back to the house.
I’ve also been trying to rid the house of sweets. Somethings I just can’t bring myself to throw away but luckily many of them are wrapped and I’m less likely to binge on things that I have to unwrap. I love how cellophane reflects light and the candy cane topping has wonderful texture. The foil wrapped candy suggests that the candy inside has texture as well and it doesn’t disappoint.
….for Macro Monday and Texture Tuesday
On my most recent trip to the conservatory I was pleased to find a whole new display of beautiful seasonal blooms and decorated trees.
…thanks to Leanne Cole for hosting Monochrome Madness https://leannecole.com.au/monochrome-madness-phillip-island-in-monochrome/
Black and white photography seems to emphasize the textures on flowers and plant materials and the sharp contrast between black and white pulls out details to the forefront.
…a contrast of textures
…who still wears fur coats and have you ever seen a fruit like the one below?
I’m including these two photos because of the textures in them. The fur coats were on display at an antique market that I went to on Saturday and the fruit was in the green grocer in Bloor West Village on the day I was walking in the rain.
…this is a great time of year to find plant textures
From fluffy to dry and brittle, plants in the fall and early winter host a multitude of textures.
…love the texture of peeling paint
These lobster bouys are painted different colours to identify the fishing boat that they come from and it makes it easier for the fisherman to see where their lobster traps are located. Over time, of course the paint begins fade and blister.