I've missed a couple of weeks doing the 52 Weeks photo challenge, but jumped in early this week to complete the assignment. Fill the Frame with an up close and personal photograph. I take a fair amount of this type of photo, so it wasn't hard to complete. I did, however, sacrifice my fingers to gather enough fallen chestnuts to get this shot. It was worth it, though, as I quite like the texture of these spiny little devils!
Here are two examples that didn't make the cut for the challenge...
Dry stone walls are literally everywhere in this area; many are centuries old. This is a new one, though, that my friend, Eddy built as a garden enclosure around his pool. I love the shapes, colors and textures of the stones. He did quite a good job, by the way. Dry stone wall construction is a real art.
And it's always interesting to observe what grows in the cracks of those dry stone walls. Here is something that does. Different color, shape and texture in this hardy plant.