Texture – a simple word that describes complex human experience. Note: artistic or writer’s license has been liberally used in the crafting of this post.
The visual , the look of something, its characteristic, like smooth water.
The auditory – the sound of something, like a piece of music, how music feels to the ear – melodious, heavy or discordant, like the sounds of waves crashing on the beach and the elevated voices of people playing in the surf.
The kinaesthetic – how something feels like when you run your hand over the surface, like stroking the soft fur of a cat or walking over rough rocks.
The olfactory – how something smells like the floral or exotic texture of a perfume and the smell of the African bush.
The gustatory – rubbery oysters, a silky créme caramel or a crunchy cookie.
Entered in Cee’s Black & White photo challenge with the theme of Texture.
Cee's topic for this week is Paths and Trails.It can be a walking path or trail of any kind, long or short or paved or dirt, it can contain steps. Anything goes as long as it was meant to be walked on.
Mostly wooden walkways, the one below leads travellers down the pier to the boats on Lake St. Lucia, taking them on a cruise to the hippopotami, crocodiles and elephants in the reserve.
Road meant for people and cars and zebras – Hluhluwe Game Reserve.
On the boat on Lake St. Lucia, it is clear that the drought has lowered the water levels significantly.
The best view – access to the beach.
Storms have eroded the dune thereby collapsing the pavement. Workmen are on site fixing in time for the October school holidays. It was an incongruous sight to see an earth moving machine on the beach, which was closed to the public.
Entered in Cee’s black and white photo challenge this week. Click here to go to the challenge and see more entries.