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

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Hi there! I’m Ailsa. 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 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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