Weekly Photo Challenge: Texture

Here’s my entry for this week’s Weekly Photo Challenge. The theme is Texture.

Wooden roof of the guesthouse in the Grand Canyon Village (March 2014)

Wooden roof of the guesthouse in the Grand Canyon Village (March 2014)

I love wood as a building and furnishing element – as part of the structure or for the interiors. Having a wooden parquet is actually quite common, but I had rarely seen wood being used for roofing the way I saw it at the guesthouse we stayed at in the Grand Canyon village. We had a suite with a terrace on the top floor of the guesthouse. And when I stepped out and was confronted with this wooden roof, I was initially very curious… As I stared at it, the striations, the texture, the weathered look, and the rough, comforting feel of wood as I caressed it lightly with my fingers was something very special. In a way, it reflected the colours, the nature, and the texture of the Grand Canyon itself with its layered rock formations and water-eroded weathered look.

The Grand Canyon, with its striated, layered, weather beaten rock formations, bathed in the golden light of the setting sun. (March 2014)

The Grand Canyon, with its striated, layered, weather beaten rock formations, bathed in the golden light of the setting sun. (March 2014)

I thought this unique memory of the Grand Canyon visit would make a fitting entry for this weekly challenge.

Thank you!

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4 replies »

    • Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts! I am glad if the photos managed to bring back fond memories for you, Sue! I missed the rafting on Colorado this time, but sure hope to revisit the place again and experience the Colorado for what it is!

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