Textures of the Natural World

If alphabets represent the sounds of language, can texture articulate the harmonies of nature? View more textures of nature in our Flickr album! Posted in response to "Alphabet" - Word a Week Photo Challenge. Posted by Jasmine Graf, Associate Director of No Water No Life.

A Summer’s Ripple


Wahkeena Creek cascades down rocky scrambles before a final steep plunge merges into the Columbia River downstream. Wahkeena is a Yakima Indian word meaning "most beautiful."

Migrating Wildfowl in a CA Central Valley NWR

Respect for the wild river

"For many of us, water simply flows from a faucet, and we think little about it beyond this point of contact. We have lost a sense of respect for the wild river, for the complex workings of a wetland, for the intricate web of life that water supports." - Sandra Postel, Last Oasis: Facing Water…