Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Living with texture...













I love having a lot of touchy, feely stuff around. The more tactile the better. I think it adds interest. It gives our spaces more visual interest. I guess that's one of the reasons I love gardening so much. All those different shapes and textures are so pleasing to the eye. Even the clothes I buy tend to have a lot of texture to them. One of my favorite things in the world to do is go to fabric stores and feel all the different fabrics and their different textures. When I'm out driving I really key in on the different textures in the landscape. As I get older I find that I really look at things. In my youth I lived unconsciously most of the time, totally unaware of the beauty around me. That's one of the gifts of aging, the ability to really see. It's almost as if all my senses are keener now. I know there are people out there who don't have to wait to age before they see the beauty in the everyday. They can see it now. They see it always. In my case it has come with maturing. Whenever it comes, be grateful.

13 comments:

Carolyn said...

I agree I think many of us appreciate the simple beauty around us more as we mature.
I love the photo of the white doorknob.
Thank you for your lovely comment on my blog.I enjoy visiting you and I have added you to my favorite blogs list.
Take care,
Carolyn

The Victorian Parlor said...

I agree that texture does add so much to our decor and our surroundings. I love the look of layers of different textures-it adds depth. BTW, the doornob picture is great!

The Pink Bird House said...

How do you do it, just when i think you have written the best post ever, you come up with one even better. I love what you wrote. It is so true with me also, I have always seen the lovely things in life, but never so clearly as I do now that I am older. The little things mean more to me, I am effected by the little beauties in life so much stronger then I used to be. I love being this age, it has brought with it such positive wonderful things into my life.

I really like the photo of that pastel blue crocheted lace! How pretty.

sepiadreams said...

Lovely photos....Beautiful textures.....Hugzzz..Tiina...

Jodie LeJeune said...

Okay June, I guess we are all going to fight over the white door knob! tee hee!

I'm so glad I found you. I love the way you write...right from your heart. You say the things we want to say but we sometimes can't find the right words...

everything vintage

once in a blue moon... said...

beauty is all around us, it ss the little details that fascinate me~

lottens vita och gröna said...

hallo june! i love your stuff, the photos are sooo beutiful!
warmhug lotten

The Shabby Cottage said...

June your post was spot on. I can relate to appreciating the finer things in life as we get older. Love that door knob and all your divine photos. Sandy xo

my day said...

Hello June,
ooh your pictures look so lovely again,and yes now that I'm older I can see a lot more little things happening around me.I am 41(is that old?)but enjoying life every day.
Ingridxx

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

Beautiful textures. Texture can sure make, or break a look. Loved looking at your pictures.

Veronica said...

June, your blog is one of the most uplifting and beautiful that I have had the pleasure to read. You make my day each and every time I visit you. Thank you so much. Warm wishes to you and all your family, Vxx

Sandra~Romantique Inspirations~ said...

I'm with you 100% on texture girl. Very nice images of it too.

Have a Lovely Day-

maryboys said...

your photography is excellent! i truly feel privileged to look into your beautiful life and home:)