Weekly Photo Challenge–Texture

This is my first time participating in WordPress.com’s Weekly Photo Challenge. The prompt is Texture, which is, along with color, at the top of my favorite’s when considering the elements artists carry in their “tool boxes.”

Texture is all around us–smooth, coarse, rough, silky, actual, implied…think of the importance of the sense of touch to a person who is visually impaired. Here are a few textures I noticed on our daily walk today in our neighborhood:


Photo: V. Slotto

Photo: V. Slotto

Succulent–a Haiku

though you seem prickly

smooth touch, each single petal,

but sharp on the tips.





Photo: V. Slotto

Photo: V. Slotto

Photo: V. Slotto

Photo: V. Slotto

Photo: V. Slotto

Photo: V. Slotto

Hibiscus–a Haiku

your color seduces,

showcases, contrasts sun’s dance,

look to the center.


Photo: V. Slotto

Photo: V. Slotto

Lava Rock

look what you’ve endured–

eons of harshness and heat,

borne through the ages.

Photo: V. Slotto

Photo: V. Slotto

Old Pick Up Truck

you’re always just “there,”

gathering rust and hist’ry

i want to know more.

Photo: D. Slotto

Photo: D. Slotto

A Pod

nature’s protection

keeping new life safe from harm.

can we say the same?

Photo: V. Slotto

Photo: V. Slotto

A Rose

silky, smooth petals,

drinking of dew, opening,

sharing her beauty.


N.B. I am new to the world of photography, though not of art or poetry.




8 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge–Texture

  1. What a cornucopia of textures! I love the pictures and the poems that accompany them, Great job, V!


  2. claudia says:

    oh i just love the old truck – love the colors and i too wanna know more about its history – if cars could talk they could tell many a story


  3. So many textures you have captured here.. and it does not show that you are new to photography.. the pod haiku.. protective.. in some cases maybe we are overprotective, in other we take risks.. can we really tell what’s most risky..?


  4. scillagrace says:

    Glad you joined the Challenge, Victoria! I look forward to more. The sycamore pods remind me of stepping on them on the lawn at my mom’s house…which I’ll be visiting next month.


  5. Jamie Dedes says:

    Well done. Nice to see you participate in this.


  6. If you’re a novice photographer, we’re in for a treat. Your pictures are superb, and the words are a perfect complement.


  7. rmp says:

    A lovely selection of images that capture texture quite well. You series of accompanying haiku are also quite lovely.


  8. brian miller says:

    ha. i rather like the texture of the old pick up truck….the old ones seem to last forever too….

    do we act as a pod…will we keep our seed safe? or let it spill….we used to throw those at each other too…dang they hurt…

    i rather like the frilly dress of the hibiscus


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