Sunday, 8 January 2012

Textures

On my walk this morning, I decided to concentrate on "textures" (as the sun soon disappeared and any scenic shots would have looked dull!).

I stopped by the Farmers Market at the garden centre - I couldn't resist buying this little beauty.

Apparently its name is "January King".
A lot of the stonework in the wall around the garden centre is very weathered.
Windows/doorways/random holes around the wall that have had a use in previous times now have a gorgeous distressed look.
...with the "Estate Green" paint peeling.
...and the old oak lintels crumbling away.
Moss covers the walls around the farm yard.

And the Hydrangea flowers are as fragile as tissue paper.

23 comments:

Toffeeapple said...

The wall is particularly interesting, I wonder what stone it is?

Jo said...

I wish we had a farmers market close by, though I do have a few cabbages ready for pulling at the allotment.

Young at Heart said...

wow....fab pics....for a moment I thought you'd grown those and was having cabbage envy!!

Liz said...

Lovely photos.
Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

topchelseagirl said...

I love the January King, but I would as green and purple are my favourite colours.

Janet said...

Loved the weathered wall-interesting post -makes me want to dig out my camera and have a go myself ! have a good week Diane x

elaine rickett said...

I am growing January King myself this year - will have to have a closer look at the colours now that I have seen your photo.

Kathy said...

Wonderful photos!
xxx

A garden just outside Venice said...

You have such an eye for details!
xxxx

Ma Larkin said...

Brilliant.
Have you got a posh camera?
It certainly looks like it from these photos.

greenthumb said...

It's fun seeing what you see when you really start looking, great photos.

Catherine said...

Very cool photos! Cx

Cybèle said...

Interesting to take that as a theme for photos - you start looking at things in a completely different way!

Louise said...

I love the colours of the cabbage - it looks delicious - and the mossy photos.

Little Blue Mouse said...

Lovely photos!

Red Nomad OZ said...

What amazing textures and colours! January King is my favourite - but only partly because my birthday is in January!!!

Have a great day!

Rowan said...

Interesting textures especially the moss covered walls - always a favourite with me:)

Rosie said...

The cabbage looks interesting and very colourful. I love red cabbage but am not so fond of green ones but that one I would like to try. I love how hydrangeas look at this time of year:)

Gilly said...

Wonderful photos, Diane! Love the old wood and paint etc.

Jaggerfan1 said...

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John Gray said...

doesn't that second photograph look like a gonk's hair?

Lyn said...

some wonderful textures here and great photos of them.
xxx

Patricia said...

I just love your photos, what inspirational ideas you have.