Tuesday Textures

those of who know me know that I love anything with texture

At the cottage this weekend I was intrigued with this rotted out old tree stump that I have passed hundreds of times on the way to the beach. If this tree could talk it would have some interesting stories to share.

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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge – Textures

…thanks to Cee for hosting the Fun Foto Challenge

Anyone who knows me is aware that I love textures. I love to photograph textures and paint with textures.P1080057

Colours of Autumn

….. summer left by the back door

It seems like yesterday when we were experiencing warm sunny days. I was still wearing my sandals to work and by noon sweaters and jackets were abandoned because of warm temperatures.

Today,  cold winds and grey skies firmly established that summer is no more and that winter is not far behind. On our daily walk we now step over smashed walnuts and chestnuts and push through multi-coloured fallen leaves. The dog’s tail is picking up burrs and she’s finding the most disgusting things to roll in.

It’s the colours of autumn that I am enchanted with. The red of the sumac leaves against purple wild flowers and fading green to yellow grasses excites my senses and makes me want to get out my paints and play with colour washes.

Today, on our walk, I purposely looked for colours from foliage not often photographed when one thinks of autumn. The soft textures of tall grasses and milkweed pods to the spiky thorns of burrs and seed pods is like a magnet for my imagination and camera lens.


My husband and Frances. They were always ahead of me because I stopped so often to take pictures.