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!
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!)
Delicate tiles surround a drinking fountain in Santa Fe.
And I’ll leave you with some Skagit Valley tulips on a rainy day.
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
- Get your post in by next Thursday, as the new travel theme comes out on Friday
- Don’t forget to subscribe to keep up to date on the latest weekly travel themes. Sign up via the email subscription link in the sidebar or RSS – I’m in the process of changing over to a new website host but will give you all a heads up when the changeover happens.
“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
The water droplets photo is excellent.
Thanks Mark, I’ve been trying to find the right time to use that shot ever since I took it. 🙂
I agree with Mark!!!!
such a beautiful post!
Thanks Raisa, glad you enjoyed it. xxx Ailsa
I love the color of those tulips! This is a nice theme! Here’s my respond http://travelicius.wordpress.com/?p=326&preview=true
Wow, how cool is that Samurai helmet? I want a dragon hat too! Fascinating post, thanks for bringing me on a little tour through Japanese history! 🙂
Oh by the way, I put the preview link by mystake.. Here’s the official one http://travelicius.wordpress.com/2013/11/01/travel-theme-delicate/
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 :
Have a nice weekend Ailsa and backpackfriends!
Oh what a lovely photo, Dauw, and I didn’t realize Dauw translated as dew, how beautiful! xxx Ailsa
Stunning shot of the water drops! The tile work is exquisite!
I couldn’t get over the tiles in New Mexico, Amy, they were gorgeous.
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 🙂
I’m feeling a lot better reading everyone’s comments, Marianne! Yes, the water droplets seem to be a winner! 🙂
That lamppost is beautiful – I think it’s the contrast between hard, solid, strong iron and the fragile detail of the design. 🙂
I love how much thought went into the design, it makes all the difference to something as mundane as a lamppost. 🙂
Lovely swirls and curls, to put it delicately.
Haha, how genteel of you to say so, phil! 🙂
I wanted to come up with a Fall photo, but “Delicate” keeps suggesting Spring…
Ooh, flowers! For me? You old romantic! 😉 Ailsa
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/
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!
Hi Ailsa and everybody friends
Here my choice 😉
I love it, Max, Delicate Arch, how beautiful, and that newborn sea lion in the Galapagos is so sweet! xxx Ailsa
Alisa- I especially like the tulips shot. Anytime you put a photo up of them I am mesmerized.
I took hundreds of photos during that tulip festival, so I’m pretty sure I’ll be posting more in the future 🙂
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
Lovely shots Ailsa!
Thanks Livvy, have a good weekend! 🙂
Here’s my take, enjoy! **NatureAlways***
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Spring in the South…means delicate flowers about….:-):-)
here’s my post for this week…
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.
I’m a shamrock guy, myself.
Here is my first look….
Beautiful, Robert, I love the park up at Fort Lee – I’ve only been there in springtime but it looks gorgeous all decked out in its autumn glory. xxx
It is nice after a blizzard as well!
Hi Alisa, here is my entry for this week : http://publictransituser.wordpress.com/2013/11/01/travel-theme-delicate/
Ooh, I’m loving all the flowers this theme is inspiring. Lovely shots! xxx Ailsa
Yes, I saw the others too. I guess we all thought the same thing 🙂
Great idea for the post, thanks for posting these every week.
Dang, I need new glasses. I misspelled your name.
a million apologies.
Haha, no worries, it happens more often than you can imagine! It’s my own fault for having such an unusual name. 🙂
Thanks for understanding.
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…
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. 🙂
Thanks Ailsa! Can’t wait to see what you’ll have in store for us next week!
nice challenge -great droplets. I chose some interpretative Parisian. regards Peet
Delicate entry. http://holley4734.wordpress.com/2013/11/01/travel-theme-delicate/
I love the fungus!
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/
This was fun! Thanks for coming up with another interesting theme.http://beautyalongtheroad.wordpress.com/2013/11/02/travel-theme-delicate/
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/
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 🙂
Hi Ailsa, i always like your tulip shots.
Here is a delicate earring: http://wp.me/p16tta-tD
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?? 😛
Ohh I’m in love with your tulips. WOW!!
Here is my entry for this week! ENJOY!
Thanks Stefano for fixing my link!!!
Amazing water droplets, just wow!
And here’s something delicate from me. Glorious Feathers:
Hi there Ailsa … Those water droplets do it for me, great work.
Here is my post for this week.
Love the water drops shot. Really inspired me: http://k2incanada.wordpress.com/2013/11/02/travel-theme-delicate/
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
Nice collection, Ailsa. Here is my interpretation of delicate.
Hope you are feeling better. I love the water drops. Here is mine: http://nagpanaoan.com/2013/11/02/travel-theme-delicate/
nice water drops click. first time here. here is my entry
Here is my entry: http://shareandconnect.wordpress.com/2013/11/03/travel-theme-delicate/
This is my entry : http://tigadibumi.wordpress.com/2013/11/03/travel-theme-delicate/
here is my entry: http://traveller2006.wordpress.com/2013/11/03/travel-theme-delicate/
Love the tulip over the water Aisla – lots of interesting replies this week! Good choice.
The reflection on those water droplets is amazing!
Love your water drops, Ailsa…I’ve chosen flowers of delicate colours for my entry: http://suejudd.com/2013/11/03/travel-theme-delicate/
My version of delicate- thanks Ailsa!
Lovely photos! I loved the tulips. Here’s mine: http://brain.queenkv.org/2013/11/03/travel-theme-delicate/
great shots! tulips are a stunning colour. i have to go the flower route too
Goodness I had so many ideas for this week! http://lucidgypsy.wordpress.com/2013/11/03/travel-theme-delicate/