Life’s Textures


Pondering the water’s mystery, a boardwalk

beckons us to meander and reflect on life’s mysteries.

Springlike temperatures called us to be outdoors.

Remnants of Valentine hearts remain.  Nursery


school children, crayons in hand, followed

the teacher as they started a maze.  I suppose

one could equate their creativity with the maze

of life from start to finish.  Little hands create fun.


It is adult hands that find life a labyrinth.

Mom was perplexed by the latest artwork to

be hung on the wall.  I thought I saw a witch.

Confirmed.  Hammer, nail and hang it up.


Only years later did our daughter inform us

that the artwork had been hung upside down.

Maybe we adults feel that way sometimes.

Silly Mom.  Upside down.  Oh well.  Laugh.


A beautiful bouquet of flowers complete

with butterflies arrived to grace the table.

Made of paper!  What will they think of next?

It is practical to mail like a card.  Assemble.


It had to happen with our weather too!

Two days of spring.  Then some rain which

turned to snow.  The salt truck confirmed

my suspicion that it was cold outside.  Just


another change to ponder.  And dress for.

As is my custom, I step outside each morning to

feel the weather even if it snows.  Upstate NY

offers all variations of weather.  Stick around!


Textures can be abrasive, coarse, dry, soft,

smooth, grainy, metallic, patterned, shiny,

matte, dull, or wooden.  More than four

hundred textures.  Do you have a favorite?


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8 Responses to Life’s Textures

  1. R N says:

    Life itself is a series of lines and shapes and textures as you have nicely shown as well as written about. Figuring out the minds of the little ones is both challenging and a wonder!

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  2. cindy knoke says:

    How beautiful! My favorite of course is the most precious last.

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  3. 400 textures!! Too many to choose from!

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  4. Arno Bode, Cologne , Germany says:

    Liebe Mary Ann ,
    wieder eine Herz berührende Lebensbetrachtung . Mach weiter mit der Berichterstattung über die Entwicklung deiner Enkelin. Die neue Lebenslinie wird faszinierend werden.
    Alles Liebe und Gute wünscht Dir und deiner lieben Familie
    Dein Arno

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    • Lieber Arno
      so dankbar für Deinen freudigen Kommentar über meine Schreibfähigkeiten und wie ich die Texturen des Lebens beschreibe und sie mit unserer Enkelin in Verbindung bringe. Ein schönes Wochenende wünsche ich. Nochmals vielen Dank. Segenswünsche
      Deine Mary Ann 💙 🧡 💚 💛 💜


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