Weekly Photo Challenge: TEXTURED

How I love textured things! There are so many photos I have to choose from, where my eye can almost replicate the tactility of my fingertips —

Here is the first offering: rocks embedded in a trail in Cape Cod, outside of Provincetown:

 

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20 Responses to Weekly Photo Challenge: TEXTURED

  1. Love all the textures here!

  2. Jo Bryant says:

    not only great textures but what amazing patterns

  3. 3rdcultchild says:

    very good – great shot bringing back colorful memories from Provincetown… Cheers from Brazil! 😮

  4. jfb57 says:

    Crickey! They could be all sorts of things!

  5. 2e0mca says:

    I wonder if they are Stromatolite fossils? An intriguing photo. Thanks for sharing 🙂

    • Touch2Touch says:

      Martin, I am in awe!
      I never HEARD of stromatolite fossils — so of course I googled them, and discovered how ancient they are, and — here comes the punch line —
      I found this reference in a learned paper on “the discovery of fossil bacterial, single-domain magnetite particles in ancient stromatolites” in the form (I gather) of microbial mats, at, among other places in the world, Great Sippewissett Marsh, Cape Cod, Massachusetts.
      Since Cape Cod is not all that large, the Great Marsh cannot be THAT far from where we were vacationing, and it’s all pretty much a similar geology. I’m sure you’ve hit on the explanation of this odd formation —

      Uncanny! Your knowledge, Stromatolite fossils, this photograph — they all come together here! So glad I posted the image so that I could learn something completely new.
      (Football, photography, trains, electronics: what do you NOT know????)
      .

      • 2e0mca says:

        Hi Judith, Unfortunately, I don’t know the secret of making millions and quite a lot else besides 😦

        My knowledge of Stromatolites dates to a wonderful BBC series produced by David Attenborough in 1979 called Life on Earth. They crop up in the very first episode of the series. I just checked and the fossilised remains he used were on the shores of Lake Superior. He also shows the living ones in Western Australia. The whole series is well worth viewing despite its age. I know it’s available via Amazon but I don’r know if there is an NTSC version.

      • Touch2Touch says:

        Well, you have a lot of company in not knowing how to make millions.
        But in Natural History, wow, awesome! I’ve heard of the Attenborough series but never actually viewed it. A strong recommendation, thanks very much!

  6. pix & kardz says:

    yes! i could see this one hanging on my wall.
    a wonderful composition.
    thanks for sharing.

  7. Patti Kuche says:

    Wonderful patterns and texture!

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