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tex-ture (teks-cher) - the visual and tactile quality of a surface

Wow ... you guys have been giving the internet a work out and I know you'll be flocking to Kari's blog today for her project. Take a look at the name of her blog ... it makes me smile. And so does Kari ... she's such a and happy and funny person to be around! So glad you guys are enjoying the hop and thanks for all of your wonderful comments and emails! Love it!! You know the best part? As I'm reading the comments I'm clicking on your blogs and now have a whole slew of new ones to read and follow!

One of the most visible qualities about Fall in Minnesota is how rustic it is! The chunkiness of Indian corn and drying cornstalks in the field ... the bumpiness of the ground when you walk through the pumpkin fields ... the flowers and weeds that are beginning to dry ... they have a three-dimensional roughness to them that I love! I know that's why I included the sticks on my project yesterday ... to convey that feeling.

I love to do blogs with a theme. That's why this one on textures was exciting ... I got to go on a camera scavenger hunt! This isn't the first time I've done blogs like this ... I did a textures blog earlier in the Summer ... and my favorite was probably the one I did on the color orange a few years ago. If I have a theme, it's easy to just open my eyes, point and shoot! But even though I knew I had some photos I was going to use for this today, I knew I would need more so I twisted Bob's arm and we headed off to Aamodts Apple Farm in Stillwater. Research is soooo hard!!

Is there anything more rustic and harvesty feeling than a winery in September? Those grapes hanging in clusters ... the wood of the vine ... the texture of the leaves and tendrils. And I believe the vinter at the wine tasting mentioned texture in the wine, too! But I could be wrong. ;-)



I've got this thing about corn ... I have a LOT of pix with corn in them. More than I can possibly show you! And lots of wood. I love old wood!




I'm a sucker for any kind of produce in a wood crate. Or other wood containers. I've been that way since I was a little kid. It's probably because of Grandpa Waldoch and his roadside vegetable stand ... lots of things in wood crates and boxes and they always make me think of him.




There just aren't words to describe the textures in these photos. It's hard to choose but be grateful I'm not showing all 200!




Leaves are so great for texture photos, too. I met this little girl who was rubbing them together in her hands ... she altered their texture and it was cool!



So here's a challenge for you during this Autumn season ... pull out your camera and see how many textures you can find. Go on a camera scavenger hunt!





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Do I take pictures or do I sew?
Great ideas and pictures


There are so many colours of Indian corn, I always wondered if they are grown differently.

Carrie P.

Awesome photos. I think I will do just that, go look for textures. Thanks for the inspiration.

Lavender Dreams

Wonderful photos! WOW! ♥

Lovie Ball

All the blogs on texture have made me look twice at my home. The roughness of the paneling, the feel of the carpet, the faux leather chair, the smooth feel of the curtains, and the ridges of the table runner and placemates. All that just from my computer chair.
Wonder what I will find when I go into the kitchen - first thought is the cast Iron pans.
Well I off to take another look at my house.

Bonnie Nyquist

Wonderful pictures!! Especaily loved all the apples!!! This Blog Hop is wonderful!!! Bonnie Nyquist bonniesline at aol dot com


Beautiful photos! I like the corn ones too.

Marcia W.

Thank you for the fall photos of texture - like the corn too. mlwright29 (at) hotmail (dot) com

Judy C

Great pictures. Thanks.


Those pictures were awesome, thanks.

Stacy Kraft

Your pictures are wonderful!


I LOVE all your pictures!!!! They bring back sooooo many memories. Thank you for the trip down memory lane!!!!

Robin Crittenden

love the old stuff, especially the Bee Skep

Krist Van Os

Living in the desert you wouldn't think that we have fall but, we do. It's not quite here yet 102 today. We have lots of texture around here. Great Post!!

Sandra Cudd

Your photos are so neat. Can see that I will be checking on everyone's blogs in the future even after the hop is over. You all have such a wonderful way with words & the pictures. thanks so much.


What fun pictures! I love festive corn too. And the wooden crates are amazing, I love the look of wooden boxes full of apples, I agree, there's just 'something' about those wooden containers! :)


Thanks for the wonderful visuals! Polly


Great photos! So inspiring. A great challenge to get out and go on a treasure hunt!

Sew Create It - Jane

Love your first apple picture... sums up fall texture perfectly.

Cherry Lundgren

I'm out for a walk to find more textures.Its too nice to be inside today.

Crabby Maudie

Awesome post! I love seeing photos of neat places to visit, and the various things to see there - it's kinda like a mini travel show for me - I love punkins and gourds, but I hear you about the old wood. And there is also a certain scent when you go into that old barn that just makes you smile, you know?


I am always amazed at what you capture through the lens of your camera!


Love the "feel" of your photos :) Thanks for sharing!


Fall is just the best season! Your pictures are wonderful. I never really thought about heading out with a theme in mind but I'm definitely up for the challenge. I just wish I could do it right now! LOL!

Lee Ann L.

Wow! the bees were interesting!


I love the visual textures this time of year-how a leaf curls just before it falls softly to the ground, the ridges in a pumpkin. I also love the tactile texture of the air-you can feel it changing every day, getting colder and crisper and readying itself for winter.
What interesting pics, love the bees and skep.

Deanna Bassett

Loving all your fall photo's!
Not much has changed color here in Indiana...looking forward to seeing the change soon!

This blog hop is so fun! Loving all the projects you are offering...thank you girls!


Autumn really is the most beautiful season!

Roxanne Fisher

I love old wood too.

Big Rig John

Love those gourds - heading out of New York City today to farmlands of New Jersey - hope to catch a glimpse of some fall smells, colors, tastes and textures! Can't wait!

Laura Hayward

My husband has really become interested in photography. I will have to enlist his help. Beautiful photos!

Darlene B

I have to admit that I've never really thought about textures so much - but these pictures are great and will make me think about it more when I take walks in my neighborhood!


I am luving this blog hop. I'm learning lots and am enjoying the fall projects.

Your pictures are fabulous....and my husband will thank you for the assignment......going to a winery...oh yeh!!!!!!!

Angie Wood

Thanks for posting these great pictures. Be back tomorrow!


Great fall pictures. It has been fun to visit each blog and read the theme of the day.

Sue Bennett

I am loving all the photos of the texture.

Cindy Carlson

You HIT me, Roseann. I LOVE wood crates too. I have SO many memories of them from back home growing up - wood crates where Grandpa used to work in the Produce Dept, wood crates for delivering Pepsi/Coke bottles, wood crates (barrels) for wines, wood crates (barrels) of apples as they were being picked off the trees, wood crates stacked up behind the local market after being emptied for selling the goods on the street.

Oh my goodness, thank you for this memory.

Happy Fall.


Wonderful pictures.


Love all the sights and sounds of fall. Thanks..


Going to the orchard today - will take along the camera and see what textures I can snap. My newest texture for fall would have to be the softness of a newborn's cheeks - Grandson #2 was born on the first day of fall last week. I had forgotten how soft a newborn's skin is. HUGS... and stitches

Linda P

I love the Indian Corn also - I thought it was amazing as a child that only "Indians" could grow it!! Love the husks on the ends and how it looks....your photos were super!! thanks!!

Beth Bush

Your pictures are all so beautiful!! Enjoying the blog hop every much...


I think I just might! It sounds like fun. I'll tell my husband that my blog assignment is to go to a winery and feel the texture of wine. He'll love it!

And I'm loving the blog hop too! It's been so much fun!

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