Enchanted By Interesting Textures

Dale offered the prompt “interesting textures” for this week’s Cosmic Photo Challenge.

These are old photos. I wonder why I keep using them. In the photo above, the detailed textures of the footprints remind me that, being made in the image of God (Genesis 1:27), we are a distinct and separate creation from anything else that God created. For example, we are very proficient at speaking and understanding words. We are not silent and our words express moral power through blessings or curses.

In the photo below the textures of the white stone, red gravel, dark cavities, green vegetation and fallen leaves presented together seem to have enchanted me. I’m glad Eugenia offered the word “enchanted” for her Thursday Prompt which gives me an excuse to describe them in that way.

Being enchanted, however, suggests to me on the negative side being “manipulated”, “deluded”, or “under a spell of words”. Having been under many I am wary of enchantments. I wonder: Why am I so fond of these photos? To avert any harm, if they seem enchanting to you, may they also be blessings.

Cosmic Photo Challenge

Eugenia’s Prompt Image
Rocks, Dirt and Darkness
Rocks, Dirt and Darkness

Author: Frank Hubeny

I enjoy walking, poetry and short prose as well as taking pictures with my phone.

21 thoughts on “Enchanted By Interesting Textures”

  1. Hi Frank, great photos. You really have an eye for the unusual that others seem to miss. It seems the footprints were the last ones made since they are on top. They are very deliberately made. Intriguing.


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  2. Thank you for including my prompt in your post, Frank! Footprints are, indeed enchanting because you don’t where they have been or where there were going. Even if washed away by tides, the essence of the footprints will forever be etched in the sand.

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