Travel theme: Dry

It just won’t stop raining and I’m beginning to reach maximum saturation. In an attempt to manipulate the weather gods, I’m channeling all things dry for this week’s travel theme. First up, the dry and dusty Mojave Desert.

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My favourite time of year in any Piet Oudolf designed garden is winter, after all the leaves have gone and all that is left are the architectural elements, like this flurry of dried seed heads in New York’s Battery Park.

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An ex-pond in Wisconsin at the height of summer when drought was taking its toll.

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Coffee beans laid out to dry on a plantation in Guatemala. Mmm, I’m just going to make myself a cuppa… be right back!

Coffee beans drying in the sun.

I can’t resist leaving you with one more shot from Battery Park during winter, It really is the most beautiful place to wander through on a cold winter’s day.

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Now that I’ve given this week’s theme a dry run, it’s over to you for your interpretation. If you would like to join in (everyone’s welcome!) here’s what to do:

  • Create your own post and title it Travel theme: Dry
  • 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!

Don’t leave me high and dry, get busy with this week’s challenge!

xxx Ailsa

“I am sure it is a great mistake always to know enough to go in when it rains. One may keep snug and dry by such knowledge, but one misses a world of loveliness.” – Adeline Knapp

“Write till your ink be dry, and with your tears
Moist it again, and frame some feeling line
That may discover such integrity.”
– Shakespeare

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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146 Responses to Travel theme: Dry

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  2. The arid landscape looks so warm and inviting right now. My photo share is ancient, dry too:

  3. Tina Schell says:

    Hi Ailsa! I didn’t enter your “dry” but your photo reminds me so much of my “ice jackets” shot. I think they are the exact same type of flowers only mine are covered in ice from our freakish southern storm last week. Hope your rain stops soon!

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  6. Please be careful with the weather gods, out here in California we are very dry historically dry! I have been challenging with wet.

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  15. Haven’t been here in awhile. Here is my take on Dry:

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  19. Andrew Seal says:

    Great subject Ailsa. Love your shots. Here is my submission:

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  22. Love the second one from Battery Park. Gorgeous! Here’s mine for the week:

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  24. K2 in Canada says:

    Your wish came true – although I am not sure I like the cold that much better. Your theme was the only thing that could get any warm thought going tonight. Thanks for that! Love your collection!. Here is mine:

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  27. kerlund74 says:

    Wonderful dry objects in wonderful colors and enviroments!

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  37. It’s difficult to stay dry when you get married on a Caribbean beach…

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  40. ideflex says:

    So hard to stay dry when there is snow still covering everything! Please have a look at

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  43. babsje says:

    I love your literally dry photos, Ailsa! The only thing dry about my submission for this week is my dry sense of humor.

    Great Blue Heron Channeling the Maestro

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