Botanical gardens around the world are often well worth a visit while travelling, and Málaga’s La Concepción Gardens are no exception. Just to the north of the city, the stunning Jardín Botánico-Historico La Conceptión has justifiably attracted a reputation for being amongst the best in Europe.
I´d been meaning to visit for a while, but somehow never got around to it, but this beautifully-coloured tree bark was just one of the many reasons why I´m so glad I did. I´ll share the rest with you in another post, very soon!
This post is my response to this week´s Travel Theme: Texture
When life gives you curves, flaunt them!
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Gorgeous!!! I love taking photos of tree bark! Great post!
Mmmm I do too!
Thanks for taking the time to comment – much appreciated 🙂
Of course!! It is so fun to see how everyone interpets the theme.
Yes, that´s right 🙂
Fabulous texture. And now I really want to see that garden.
There were lots of other great trees there too, but it´s well worth a visit to the Botanical Gardens in Málaga if you get the chance.
A perfect example of texture. It has all the colors for fall, too.
Very nice ….!!!
I guess I could have used it for the “Autumn” challenge too! 🙂
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Rich texture molded beautifully by nature.
Yes, nature is so wonderful 🙂
Just beautiful. I have to say I do love a good botanical garden too.
They are usually well worth a visit – anywhere 🙂
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Brilliant idea for a texture shot, you clever sausage you!
Hahaha … I´ve been called many things in my life, but a clever sausage has never been one of them…..until now! 🙂
Hehe a first for everything, hey?
That´s right! 😉
Oh texture, texture, texture. Sometimes, it’s always so good to look at it. But I sometimes always feel so iffy to touch, or even just the thought of touching it.
Do you, Rommel?
I can´t help myself – my hands just reach out to touch textures. I´ve done it before I realize – and sometimes I have to stop myself from doing it, unwittingly!
😀 I did look at that picture, and it send cripples up and down my arms. There’s more texture I hate the thought of touching esp. my palm on smooth metal surface. Yikes!
Marianne nice shot. I want to participate in these challenges, how do you make the link look like a button.. mine comes out like a string of words.
Sorry I haven´t responded before, Marty. For some reason your comment went into my spam folder!
OK, to make a click-able link (rather than just a URL address) here´s what you do:
1. Go to the page where you want your link to divert to – right click so that the URL is highlighted and then left click to copy the URL address.
2. Next go back to your Dashboard, where you are composing/editing your post, and highlight the words you want to make into a click-able link (so in your case it might be Travel Theme: Texture), put your cursor at the start of the first T of the word Travel and left click so it blinks there. Now left click again and drag towards the right until all the words you want to form the click-able link are highlighted and let go of the left click.
3. Leave the words highlighted and now go right up to the top of your post – and just above where you started the main body of it, you will see two rows of buttons. On the top row, sixth from the right, you can see one that looks like links and if you hover your cursor over this it says “Insert/edit link”. Left click on that button and another box will appear. In the top box there, where it says URL, you will see http:// already highlighted in the box. I usually put my cursor into that box and delete http:// and then right click to paste the address I copied at step number 1 (above).
4. Click “add link” – and that´s it! You now have a click-able link rather than a long string of words 🙂
All you have to do now is click “update” to publish/edit your post to your blog.
You´ll soon get the hang of it, Marty. Good luck – and let me know how you get on, will you?
Can you go into more detail please..lol Thanks I actually did all this and then when I got to the link part I thought I was doing the wrong thing and cancelled. I will try again. Both the pic from last week and the pic I am going to use this week are older ones, possibly seen on my blog earlier, but they are two of my favs. 🙂 I like this weekly challenge thing.
Your comments keep going into my spam folder – they never used to – I wonder what´s different?
The Photo Challenges are a great way of getting new people to see your blog. Apart from Ailsa´s Travel Theme (which is each week) I also started one of my own you might like to join in with. It´s called Conejo Blanco Blog Hop and it´s launched on the first of each month. You have a whole month to come up with a photo, but you also put a couple of links to other blogs we can all HOP over to have a look at! Watch out for October´s new theme on Monday.
Better get practising your links, Marty 😉
that’s such beautiful bark. What is the tree? & great shot!
It is beautiful bark, isn´t it? Thanks.
AH – now you´ve caught me out! Sorry, I don´t know the name of the tree as this wasn´t one of the many named varieties, but just along a woodland walk within the gardens.
Beautiful – it almost looks alien 🙂 The texture is so rugged!
That´s what caught my eye, Dianne. The texture of the bark was so deep – a few inches thick. As I was approaching the tree it just stood out to me saying “Here I am!”. I couldn´t resist 🙂
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Marianne that is such a fabulous image. I love trees and this is a beauty.
Me too, Jo. Thanks for your lovely comment – much appreciated.
The texture is amazing! Love that natures provides such beauty in the simplest, and most profound way.
Yes, I agree Angelia. Nature is indeed amazing 🙂
Thanks for taking the time to comment. Your support is much appreciated 🙂
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Nice capture, Marianne!! I’ve always wanted to take photographs of tree barks but I haven’t found one that tickled my fancy. Maybe I need to do more tree exploring! Thanks for sharing! =)
I was really lucky with this one. We were wandering around the Botanical Gardens, when all of a sudden – there it was, right in front of me. I just couldn´t avoid it and it was too beautiful to not take photos of. 🙂
Thank you for your visit and for taking the time to comment.
No manmade thing can ever outshine God’s beauty seen through nature!! I love this shot!
Thanks for your lovely comment which is much appreciated.
This is a beautiful example of texture in nature, Marianne. Lovely photo for the theme. 🙂
I just can´t resist taking photos of tree bark, AD! 🙂
Thanks Madhu. I really appreciate your comment and your continued support 🙂
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Great shot, I love bark. We have so many beautiful cork trees around here sometimes I just sit and wonder.
I’m fascinated by tree bark. I think this photograph could have easily been stone rather than wood. Amazing!
This is TOP texture, amazing ! 😛
How very kind of you to say so, thanks!
Fantastic shot, as I always say: you can never find anything more beautiful than what lies in nature! Great Job! G 🙂
Thanks G – totally agree!
One of my favourite things in all of creation – the textured bark of trees – fabulous shot, just perfect 🙂
Me too, Meredith! I absolutely love textured tree bark 🙂