Not only is texture pleasing to the eye, but it can also be very pleasing to our sense of touch. Have you ever really thought about how much people are fascinated by the texture of hair, fur, and wool? We love to pet our dogs and cats, run our fingers through curly hair, stroke the smooth mane of a horse, or hug someone wearing a warm wool sweater.
While exploring the Toronto Royal Agricultural Winter Fair with my sons one year, I realized we were surrounded by a variety of textures, and I spent a great deal of time snapping pictures of the different animals. There were woolly sheep, smooth little piglets, sleek horses, and furry alpacas. I photographed them alone and in groups as well as at a distance and up close, and I couldn’t get enough of all of the cuddly critters. This is a close up of a sheep, and I just loved the multitude of little ringlets all over its body.