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
  • 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!

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 - 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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167 Responses to Travel theme: Wood

  1. vastlycurious.com says:

    Great theme Ailsa! One of my all time favorite subjects!

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  4. What wonderful images… and a Robert Frost quote, too! This is a great topic! I did this post: http://theretiringsort.com/2014/01/26/travel-theme-wood/ for your challenge, but my WordPress photo challenge post works, too! http://theretiringsort.com/2014/01/26/juxtaposition-old-and-new-side-by-side/

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  10. Cee Neuner says:

    These are great photos. I like the carved wood floor….but then they are all great!
    Here is my entry for this week!! ENJOY!
    http://wp.me/p3ZTqs-xm

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  12. I like this theme. Choosed quite a lot pictures. I hope you enjoy 🙂
    http://hamburgundmeehr.wordpress.com/2014/01/27/travel-theme-wood/

  13. kirkistan says:

    Wood when put to use by cold, pragmatic ice fisher-people: http://wp.me/qJ7j

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  17. Just found your site today, love it! Absolutely love the library floor.. how brilliant! Great theme and photos. Thank you for the inspiration! Here is my contribution: http://dirtylittlerunnergirl.com/2014/01/27/travel-theme-wood/
    Dana

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  20. babsje says:

    I love the tones and hues of the wood on the beach, lovely.

    Here’s mine:

    The Great Blue Heron’s Invitation (Post Number 200)

    http://babsjeheron.wordpress.com/2014/01/27/the-great-blue-herons-invitation-post-number-200/

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  23. Ailsa, I really enjoyed your post on Witness Trees. I also really like that first photo. Here is my take:http://wp.me/p2owKx-zD it is based also on an assignment I am working on in Photoshop.
    Cheers!

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  28. DG MARYOGA says:

    Loved the Challenge and the brilliant photo series of your related post ! It was so inspiring for me ! Hope it arrived in time ! Thank you !
    Doda
    http://dodagrivas.wordpress.com/2014/01/28/the-eucalyptus-eye/

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  39. samokan says:

    it’s been a little while, finally a new entry for me 🙂

    http://samokan.wordpress.com/2014/01/30/travel-theme-wood/

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