Textures and Patterns

8 September , 2012

This is the second post on Marcia’s photo challenge. (First one here)


Wood-chips in one of my mom’s pot plants. You don’t get much more textured than that!


Aloe…prickly texture as you can see. This plant is a macguyver. The original mother plant was a gift to my dad yonks ago, but he could never quite decide where to plant it, so it’s still in the container it came in (we’re talking maybe 5 or more years now). Actually the original looks like it’s giving up on life now – but behold this beauty! It just kind of seeded itself from that container into one of the most inhospitable spots in the garden and it’s thriving there. I bet it will look really pretty once it blooms.


This little cactus is beyond happy where it is, it is practically covered in flowers all year long – and really all we do is ignore it.


Moss covered bark of a fiddlewood tree…a.k.a Tigger’s scratch pole. Nicola has been eyeing this tree for climbing lately.


Spring themed cupcakes that we made for Nicola’s class’ bake sale. My mom baked (Nicola and I cracked the eggs, which was good messy fun), and we all iced together. The pink terrorist is all about equal oppertunity. Fot every flower that she placed on a cupcake, she made sure that she placed one in her mouth too. πŸ˜‰

Next week’s theme is sound…I’m getting a bit stuck on that one, but I have a few ideas.



  1. Thank you for playing along – I linked you up since your post is up so early I didn’t want people to miss seeing you.

    I LOVE the wood chips!!!!!! And the mossy tree πŸ™‚ oh, I want to take pics there.

  2. I dig Nicola’s style. Equal opportunity is the new vogue in time πŸ™‚

    I have a similar cactus plant they are so resilient. I sometimes wonder if I water it too much though it gets ignored a lot

  3. Love these!

  4. Love them all but the first one is my favorite. And love the equal oppertunity bit

  5. Marcia, thanks! I think this coming weekend is going to be the really tough one. πŸ˜‰ That tree is in my parents’ driveway – so next time you come bring your camera.

    MrsFF, this one was really tiny when it arrived. I think my mom got it at work for arbor day one year. Seriously it was about the size of a marble, and just look at it now!

    Momma Eagle, thank you!

    Cat, thank you – that’s my girl hey? πŸ˜‰

  6. My favourites here are the wood chips. And the cactus. Your pics are really good.x

    • Thank you…I finally found the setting for close up photos πŸ˜†

  7. I also have a cactus like the one with the pink flowers! When I bought it it was the size of a ping pong ball and now its huge! But it only flowers once a year (now) and only one ring of flowers…

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