Travel theme: Wood

After visiting Seattle’s Witness Trees, I started looking through my photographs for other wooden wonders I’ve spotted on my travels. First up, a giant mound of driftwood basking on the shores of Whidbey Island.

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Then there’s the whimsical wooden floors in Seattle’s extraordinary central library; a fanciful homage to the printed word.

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A rather beautiful wooden boardwalk in Nisqually Wildlife Reserve, stretching across acres of muddy wetlands.

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These trees, painted with elemental fire and water signs, traced the way to Eternal Flame Falls in New York.

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I fell in love with the little thatched, wooden jungle bungalow I stayed in on my visit to Tikal in northern Guatemala.

Jungle bungalow. I could live here forever.

Jungle bungalow. I could live here forever.

Now it’s over to your neck of the woods for your interpretation of this week’s theme. If you ‘wood’ like to join in (everyone’s welcome!) here’s what to do:

  • Create your own post and title it Travel theme: Wood
  • 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
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Touch wood you enjoy this week’s challenge!

xxx Ailsa

The three great elemental sounds in nature are the sound of rain, the sound of wind in a primeval wood, and the sound of outer ocean on a beach. – Henry Beston

Two roads diverged in a wood and I – I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference. – Robert Frost

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 - - and remember, anyone who tries to tell you it’s a small world hasn’t tried to see it all.
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167 Responses to Travel theme: Wood

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  7. YES, wood! Don’t you just love wood? Great photos, Ailsa 🙂
    Here’s my entry:

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  9. Leya says:

    Great theme nd great pictures! That floor – WANT! Here’s my circle of life.

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  11. fgassette says:

    BEAUTIFUL EXAMPLES. Here is my entry.


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  13. I kept my photos local so I don’t know if it’s a “travel” theme unless you all come here to visit, but I’m surrounded by woods, so what do you want? 🙂

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  15. Heyjude says:

    Like many before me I just adore the wooden floor – what a great design! Just had to follow your link to the library – fantastic, another place on my list for when I visit Seattle 🙂

    My entry is a little weird:
    Jude xx

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  23. The Rider says:

    A travel in wood through the beautiful wineland region of South Africa-

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  26. cocoaupnorth says:

    Beautiful theme, thank you for the inspiration.

  27. pommepal says:

    That library floor is so unique, a work of art. Here’s my wooden selection

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  32. Alien Shores says:

    Hi there Ailsa …. Nice Theme. Here is my interpretation

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  34. suej says:

    Well, here we go, not my original intended image, but some beautiful tree trunks:

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  36. Hi everybody … and Ailsa! Here’s my take on this week’s Wood Challange:

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  40. Lovely Alisa! Driftwood on the beach is one of my favorite things to photograph, thanks for the opportunity to post a new picture. 🙂

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