Travel theme: Dried

I was caught out earlier in a torrential downpour without even a coat. I’m now back indoors trying to dry out and hoping an arid travel theme will help speed up the process. To start, some dried out flower heads take pride of place in a wintry garden designed by Piet Oudolf.

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Coffee beans losing all their moisture in the sun on a farm in Guatemala.

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Still in Guatemala, getting ready for Christmas, Antigua-style, with these little, dry straw sheep… or are they reindeer?

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Possibly the driest place I’ve travelled through, the Mojave Desert in California. And judging by climatologists reports, it’s going to get a whole helluva lot drier in years to come.

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There, that’s better, I’m so dry now I’m almost crispy! So have you got any parched, dehydrated, dessicated ideas for your own interpretation of 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: Dried
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xxx Ailsa

The author O. Henry taught me about the value of the unexpected. He once wrote about the noise of flowers and the smell of birds – the birds were chickens and the flowers dried sunflowers rattling against a wall. – Chuck Jones

A tear is quickly dried, especially when shed for the misfortunes of others. – Marcus Tullius Cicero

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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32 Responses to Travel theme: Dried

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  2. An original theme, Ailsa! The flowers and sheep are adorable.
    Want to see my choice? Go to:
    Have a lovely weekend, all of you!

  3. aj vosse says:

    So dried you’re almost crispy? Not yer sense of humour, I hope!! 😉

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  5. We’re waiting for the remnants of Typhoon Songda to slam into the Pacific coast here so it is nice to think of somewhere dry like Utah. Here’s mine:

    • ailsapm says:

      Ooh, keep dry and safe, Eliza, it looks like it’s going to get pretty wild. Love your post, it brings me back to my road trips through Utah, one of my favourite parts of the planet. Your photos are fabulous. xxx

  6. Joel F says:

    Beautiful photos. The dry straw sheep photo so cute.

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  19. Jaspa says:

    Just like your photo of the coffee beans, Ailsa, everywhere you go in Hatch, New Mexico, there are local chilies drying in the sunshine. It makes me hungry just thinking about it!

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  21. So very interesting: the dried dwellings of Pueblo of Acoma in New Mexico:

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  23. Marsha says:

    Hi Alisa, This theme provided the perfect backdrop for pictures I took on my vacation to Delaware. Thanks so much for all you do.

  24. RachelW says:

    Beautiful photos! Love your blog! 😀 xx

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