No matter the season of year, in our usually damp Pacific Northwest region, moss of many varieties thrives. I have always loved the feel of moss under my fingers and under my feet. It adds a soft quietness to many trails.
The sandy flatness of Long Beach, WA every day provides a clean slate for all sorts of textures to appear. From upper left dune grass whipped by the wind creates a delicate pattern of lines upon the built up sand. In the background are small tracks of a field mouse. Next is a path to the beach, well trodden by people and dogs and frozen in place on a winter night. In the upper right photo we see where a whole flock of small birds gathered to forage or rest. Bottom left is another critter I just learned about from Steve Morey, called sea gooseberries. These are smaller than the ones he features on his blog: https://theoutershores.com/2022/11/23/shoreside-textures/. On the bottom right, after a king tide swept frothy foam and debris all over the shorelines a variety of shorebirds hunt for grub.
Nature provides a panoply of textures to admire and enjoy. I’ll finish this post with some mushrooms, beautiful to see but deadly (or close to it) to eat! The textures all around the mushrooms are equally engaging.
Thanks to this week’s guest host Jude of Cornwall in Colors for this challenge. It is a true honor to be asked to host LAPC, and is a challenge in itself for the host to visit and comment on all the entries! Kudos to you, Jude.
Thank you for your very kind words Lindy. I love all of your textures, the mosses and the shore photos especially. The dune grass image and the sea gooseberries – who knew there was such a thing? are very special. You live in a beautiful region. I only know the Pacific Rim from my brief visits to Vancouver Island which I love and will never forget the beauty to be found there.
Thank you, Jude. This was such a fun challenge. Sorry I’m so late getting back to you. I’ve been dealing with a virus and out of energy!
These are great, so well shot. I love your series of the beach textures, wonderful light and composition.
Thank you, Sofia. Beach textures change every day, a kaleidoscope of possibilities!
Well done as always Lindy – loved all of your choices but especially the opening set. I also loved the mushrooms, especially the little red ones!
Thank you, Tina. So sorry I missed out on your challenge a week ago. I was sick and weary – couldn’t get the umph to do much of anything!