Texture is an appealing quality both in the visual and tactile sense. It is a way of describing things around us and can take the form of patterns, random or otherwise, rough and smooth surfaces with all combinations in between, lines, contrasting shapes and colours. etc. It is something we experience and deal with every day and in a way is second nature to us, yet is an important aspect in the appreciation of our environment. Seeing texture depicted in a photograph can help us relate to what we see but cannot touch. I don't recall touching this dilapidated old barn at Golden in the Rocky Mountains, British Columbia, but having walked around it, looked inside, photographed it from every conceivable angle and edited the results to emphasize the textures and colours in the timber, I feel in a way as though I have some sort of empathy with it.