We usually associate certain textures with particular things. For instance, we think of a man’s unshaven face as rough and prickly, while silk is generally soft and smooth. That’s not always the case though. Some things can have different textures depending on what form they are in. Take snow, for instance. It can be light and fluffy and feel soft, or hard and crunchy and feel rough. It just depends on the temperature and the weather conditions. A light and fluffy snow falls on your face and almost tickles your skin before it melts, but sometimes a gritty almost granular snow falls as it begins the cycle of melting and refreezing that actually stings your face when it hits. The most interesting texture in my mind comes from hoar frost which is faceted, corn-flake shaped snow crystals that forms on the surface of the snow pack on cold, clear, calm nights.
Last weekend, we had quite a good snowfall, and when we dropped off my son’s girlfriend at her home out in the country, our car made fresh tracks in her driveway as it hadn’t been plowed yet. While sitting in the car with my husband waiting for Bryan to say goodbye to his girlfriend at her front door (smooch, smooch LOL), I glanced around at the beauty of the fresh, white snow blanketing their barn and property, and I jumped out of the car with my camera. Of course, nobody into photography would find this strange, but everyone inside Cayley’s house was wondering what the heck I was doing running around out in the cold :). I noticed our fresh tire tracks in the snow and thought how my friend, Xandre, might find it interesting because she never gets to see snow where she lives. So, Xandre, today’s texture photo is for you!! I even got bold and converted it to black and white, something that I never do but should try more often. Hope you like it!