Texture Around The World

Art on a brick wall in Durham, NC

Art on a brick wall in Durham, NC

Texture is something we take for granted those of us who are not blind. Those of us who can see are usually distracted first by what we see instead of what we feel. All kinds of different textures can be found no matter where you are. We can almost see texture before feeling it as our brain makes the connection from past experiences.

Below are several textures I have found around the world.

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Machinery texture at the Sunshine Mill Winery in The Dalles, OR

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Different textures of dead broken branches, dead fallen dry leaves, a live tree trunk and live green leaves. At Eno River, Durham NC

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There is nothing like soft sand between your toes. Found at a hidden beach in Oregon.

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Maple leaf in my previous garden in Portland, OR

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The texture of the skin of a dolphin is like nothing I’ve felt before.  Cancun, Mexico

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Dry hibiscus flower from Mexico. You would never guess if it was a blind test.

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A rough wall in India. Near the King Ahmed Tomb sight.

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This squirrel’s tail sure is fluffy and full of texture. Hyde Park, London, UK.

Adorable baby camels.

The fur of these baby camels is not as soft as it seems. Budapest, Hungary

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Soft petals of a rose at the Washington Park Rose Test Garden in Portland, OR

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Packed plastic in a recycling truck in Mexico City.

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Snow covered branches. Duke Gardens, Durham, NC

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Tacos al pastor like you’ve never had before unless you’ve had them in Mexico City.

Amazing plants found in India.

A different texture of a different plant found in India.

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A pendant bird nest. Seen in my backyard in India

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Peeling peanuts for homemade peanut butter in India.

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These soft powders in rural India symbolize celebration.

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The texture of this white plant was like that of velvet! It surprised me. Portland, OR

Which one was your favorite? 
 

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15 Comments

  1. What a great collection of textures! I think my favorite is the colorful powders of India. Although if I had to pick one to touch, it would be the dolphin skin!

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  2. My grandfather had a rare genetic disorder that caused him to go blind in his mid 20’s. I always love posts like this, ones which remind us to see the world with more than just one of our senses.

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