Texture, beautiful texture. We were encouraged to find something that begged to be photographed because of its texture, then strip it of its color. I immediately thought of this lavender I planted that was not the usual type I have planted before. It didn't bloom for me this season, but every time I walked by it, I notice its tiny lobbed leaves, and I immediately had to touch it. Call me weird. The other thing that always gets my attention is the little splinters of twine that seem to boing (is that a word) out from the twine itself. I did a little series last winter with my iPod, trying to capture the simplicity that is twine splinters. So while I was capturing the lavender, the twine that was still wrapped around my bamboo poles spoke to me as well.
I wonder what Tracie West found for texture in her neck of the woods?