Sunday, January 31, 2010

Sunday (textures 1/31/10)

This week's Sunday Still's challenge was Textures. I decided to do a few photos around the old homestead. Here is my front driveway and my little dog Buddha going for a walk. The snow is almost higher than he is! These icicles are hanging from the roof of my house.I love how the shadows play on the sparkly snow and there are rows and rows of pipe fencing. Also interesting to me is the way the pristeen snow is so pretty next to the churned up snow.

Here is a closeup of a snow covered bush.

The inside of a feed bag has a really neat woven texture next to the grain. I looked around the barn and found an old towel. I will always remember Yalla!'s birth and rubbing her brand new, warm, and wet body down with this old, soft toweling.What does anyone else do with all the old haystrings? I hang them on my wall- deco art or handy accessory?
Here is part of a hay bale with the infamous hay string still attached.




Sunday - song: Sunday, artist: David Bowie, album: Heathen

17 comments:

lytha said...

beautiful textures! i like the grain one best.

i have no idea what to do with hay twine. ours is that old, rustic kind (yours is nylon?). so we could burn it, as equus magazine told us this month in its farm recycling article.

or maybe i could offer it up for free, germans reuse everything.

~lytha

Fantastyk Voyager said...

We can burn the hay strings? Please do tell me more! Oh wait, nevermind, I get Equus magazine, I'll go look for it...

achieve1dream said...

Great pictures. I like the feed bag and grain picture. :)

Shirley said...

I like them all, a real variety of textures.

Gail said...

Wonderful texture!

picturesbybrenda said...

great assortment of textures. Love the dog walking the tire path in the road.

fernvalley01 said...

great shots ,love the textures

Pony Girl said...

Those are really great! Love the sparkly snow and the grain in the feedbag. Very creative. Hope you had a great weekend.
p.s. I am jealous of all of your snow!!!

Dunappy said...

I use the baleing twine in crafts. I've braided it into thicker ropes and wound up the ropes and made outdoor rugs. There is also a loom knitting pattern to knit them into curry combs. I haven't tried that one yet because I'm still getting the hang of knitting on my knitting loom.

thecrazysheeplady said...

I thought about a feed sack too :-). Your shots are very good!

Nuzzling Muzzles said...

I'll be somebody could make a science out of looking at icicles and being able to formulate what the temperatures have been based on how straight or curvy they are. I hang on to some strings to use to hold fence panels in place while I nail them in, and to hold the trailer doors open on windy days. I throw the rest out. Good texture in all of those photos.

Kiki said...

Super lovely series! Wonderful shots!
Kiki~

Holly said...

wonderful variety! Love the one of the bush/snow.

Dan and Betty Cooksey said...

Great pictures. I also like the grain bag.

We keep a good supply of our hay strings for all kinds of uses around the place. The rest get thrown away.

Dan

Jo Castillo said...

I like your choices for the textures, nice photos. I am not jealous of your snow. Evil grin! (Although it is cold enough here for snow today.)

morephotosplease said...

Excellent job on the texture theme. Love the snow shot with the dog.

The Wades said...

Cool shots, Val. I enjoyed them.