I love the outdoors, spending most of day outside during spring to fall, but huddling inside next to the fireplace during the long cold winters. I like outdoors, but I do not like winter, not at all. During the months I do spend time outside, I walk and hike, I garden, spend time at local beaches and parks and just generally enjoy the world around me, and where I live, there are a great many natural areas to explore. Even after living here for nearly 40 years, the areas I frequent still seem fresh and new every spring. We have natural wetlands that wend their way through the center of our town, leading out on either side to the edge of town, joining with the trails that lead through the surrounding townships. If one wanted to, they could walk through most of Ontario from city to city along these natural trails.
A lot of the natural textures on this page are photographic, and have come into existence because I simply can’t walk or hike without taking a pack and one or two of my cameras. For my own purposes, I find the sand, dirt and leaves textures to be the ones I use most often, but looking at the downloads for this section, the grasses seem to be quite popular for some reason. Probably the most downloaded textures from this page have been the cracked mud, and the moss tiled. The moss texture was created for my “Second Life” friend, and another friend who creates software games for pc. Hopefully, you’ll find something here you can use too. Keep in mind that these are tiny bits cropped from larger images, so to get the full effect of these textures, you really have to load the full size one; images such as “Orange Leaf”, “Green Leaf” or “Autumn Background” reveal their complete design only when viewed full size.