Travel theme: Delicate

I’m feeling a little delicate at the moment, so I thought I’d take inspiration and use it for this week’s travel theme. Here are a few delicate sights I’ve photographed on my travels. First, the delicate iron work of a Dublin lamp post – look at all those shamrocks!

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Hiking along the Boulder River in the Cascade Mountains earlier this year, I spotted layers of fungus growing out of a tree by a waterfall. It was hot and humid and everything was covered with tiny beads of moisture (including me!)

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Delicate tiles surround a drinking fountain in Santa Fe.

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And I’ll leave you with some Skagit Valley tulips on a rainy day.

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Are you ready to apply a delicate touch to this week’s theme? If you would like to join in (everyone’s welcome!) here’s what to do:

  • Create your own post and title it Travel theme: Delicate
  • Include a link to this page in your post so others can find it too
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xxx Ailsa

“Ignorance is like a delicate fruit; touch it, and the bloom is gone.” – Oscar Wilde

“Even dreams, the most delicate and intangible of things, can prove remarkably difficult to kill.” – Neil Gaiman

About ailsapm

Hi there! I’m Ailsa Prideaux-Mooney. I’ve lived in many places, and travelled to many more. I had a lot of fun getting there and being there, wherever there happened to be at the time. I climbed a castle wall in Czesky Krumlov, abseiled down cliffs to go caving in the west of Ireland, slept on the beach in Paros, got chased by a swarm of bees in Vourvourou (ok that wasn’t fun, but it was exciting), learned flower arranging in Tokyo, found myself in the middle of a riot in Seoul, learned to snowboard in Salzburg, got lost in a labyrinth in Budapest and had my ice cream stolen by a gull in Cornwall. And I’m just getting started. If you’ve enjoyed what you’ve read so far, I’d love you to follow my travelogue - wheresmybackpack.com - and remember, anyone who tries to tell you it’s a small world hasn’t tried to see it all.
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126 Responses to Travel theme: Delicate

  1. markd60 says:

    The water droplets photo is excellent.

  2. such a beautiful post!

  3. I love the color of those tulips! This is a nice theme! Here’s my respond http://travelicius.wordpress.com/?p=326&preview=true

  4. DagEnDauw says:

    As my name is “dew” i feel slightly related to your second picture ;-)
    But the other ones are as usual, great too.
    Delicacy doesn’t need much words in my opinion…
    Here ‘s my entry for this week’s theme :
    http://lanterfanteren.blogspot.com/2013/11/left-by-angel.html

    Have a nice weekend Ailsa and backpackfriends!

  5. Amy says:

    Stunning shot of the water drops! The tile work is exquisite!

  6. Marianne says:

    Sorry to hear you are feeling a little delicate this week, Ailsa.

    Like everyone else – the water droplets are the photo for me! Great capture :)

  7. That lamppost is beautiful – I think it’s the contrast between hard, solid, strong iron and the fragile detail of the design. :)

  8. Lovely swirls and curls, to put it delicately.

  9. I wanted to come up with a Fall photo, but “Delicate” keeps suggesting Spring…
    http://windagainstcurrent.com/2013/11/01/travel-theme-delicate/

  10. Ese' s Voice says:

    Those tiny beads of moisture are so filigree…I am amazed! And wonderful prompt, Ailsa!
    Here’ s my entry: http://esengasvoice.wordpress.com/2013/11/01/travel-theme-delicate/

    • ailsapm says:

      It was an amazing hike, Ese, hot and humid but when we got to the waterfall where I took that photo the temperature dropped and we got a nice cool blast of air to send us on our way. I love your post, and that quote by Ovid is marvellous, and very true!

  11. tieshka says:

    Alisa- I especially like the tulips shot. Anytime you put a photo up of them I am mesmerized.

  12. Nature itself is a wonderful source of inspiration…

    during our trip to Scotland, in the gardens of Dunrobin Castle, I had few lovely pics of water & flowers.
    I wish you a lovely sunday :-)claudine

  13. livvy30 says:

    Lovely shots Ailsa!

  14. http://therewildwest.wordpress.com/2013/11/01/travel-theme-delicate/

    Here’s my take, enjoy! **NatureAlways***

    –Love and Liberation–

    Jan Smitowicz, http://www.JanSmitowicz.com

  15. 4otomo says:

    Hi Ailsa
    Spring in the South…means delicate flowers about….:-):-)
    here’s my post for this week…
    http://4otomo.wordpress.com/2013/11/01/travel-theme-delicate/

    • ailsapm says:

      Oh what a blaze of colour, even though it’s autumn in this hemisphere your post is like a burst of spring, those sun birds are amazing.

  16. Jaspa says:

    More beautiful photos, Ailsa. Thanks!

    I’ve tried the two-for-one route again, combining your ‘Delicate’ theme with The Daily Post’s ‘Eerie’. I hope you like the result…

    http://jaspasjourney.wordpress.com/2013/11/01/travel-theme-eerily-delicate/

    • ailsapm says:

      Brilliant, Jaspa, you’ve managed to combine the two themes perfectly, how clever! That candlewax photo is so evocative, I can almost feel a vampire hiding around the corner. :)

  17. pdjpix says:

    Hi Ailsa,
    nice challenge -great droplets. I chose some interpretative Parisian. regards Peet
    http://pdjpix.wordpress.com/2013/11/02/paris-delicate-a-travel-photo-challenge/

  18. Loca Gringa says:

    I love the fungus!

  19. What could be more delicate than my daughter holding a candle? But this photo is also eerie, as a shadowy man watches from the darkness behind her: http://lonnalisawilliams.wordpress.com/2013/11/02/delicately-eerie-woman-haunted-by-man/

  20. Tahira says:

    This was a treat for me to post, Ailsa :)
    here is my take on the theme: http://tahira007.wordpress.com/2013/11/02/travel-theme-delicate-parisian-macarons/

  21. The water drop photo is magnificent, Ailsa, wow.

    Here’s my take on the theme delicate: http://drieskewrites.wordpress.com/2013/11/02/travel-theme-delicate/

    Enjoy the weekend :)

  22. Hi Ailsa, i always like your tulip shots.
    Here is a delicate earring: http://wp.me/p16tta-tD
    Ciao.

  23. aj vosse says:

    I think I have found the delicate fine line for this post… be sure to look tomorrow!! ;-)

    PS – Hope your delicate state has improved… could it be related to the visit home to the good waters of the Liffey?? :-P

  24. Cee Neuner says:

    Ohh I’m in love with your tulips. WOW!!
    Here is my entry for this week! ENJOY!
    http://ceenphotography.wordpress.com/wp-admin/post.php?post=582&action=edit&message=6&postpost=v2

  25. babsje says:

    Amazing water droplets, just wow!

    And here’s something delicate from me. Glorious Feathers:

    http://babsjeheron.wordpress.com/2013/11/02/glorious-feathers/

  26. Alien Shores says:

    Hi there Ailsa … Those water droplets do it for me, great work.
    Here is my post for this week.
    http://alienshores52.wordpress.com/2013/11/03/travel-theme-delicate/

  27. Woolly Muses says:

    Hello Ailsa
    Cannot pick a favourite of your photos. I like the workmanship in two of them…love tulips and water drops.
    So my entry for this week
    http://woollymuses.wordpress.com/2013/11/03/travel-theme-delicate/

  28. Pat says:

    Nice collection, Ailsa. Here is my interpretation of delicate.
    http://imissmetoo.me/2013/11/02/travel-theme-delicate/

  29. bebs1 says:

    Hope you are feeling better. I love the water drops. Here is mine: http://nagpanaoan.com/2013/11/02/travel-theme-delicate/

  30. Amar Naik says:

    nice water drops click. first time here. here is my entry

    http://amarnaik.com/2013/11/03/travel-theme-delicate/

  31. Tina Schell says:

    Love the tulip over the water Aisla – lots of interesting replies this week! Good choice.

  32. Madhu says:

    The reflection on those water droplets is amazing!

  33. suej says:

    Love your water drops, Ailsa…I’ve chosen flowers of delicate colours for my entry: http://suejudd.com/2013/11/03/travel-theme-delicate/

  34. The Rider says:

    My version of delicate- thanks Ailsa!

  35. vannillarock says:

    great shots! tulips are a stunning colour. i have to go the flower route too
    http://vannillarock.wordpress.com/2013/11/03/delicate/

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