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But patience can be a virtue. After staring through the viewfinder for a while, the formerly flat landscape starts to reveal itself, suggesting with increasing levels of detail that it's anything but featureless.
But you don't get to that point if you neglect to take the time, if you don't skip a beat, if you fail to appreciate that first glances are almost never enough.
There are hidden textures like this everywhere, all lurking within easy reach or view. Sadly, most of us never take the time to appreciate them. Our loss.
Please note: Thematic will return with a new theme, white, next Monday. With apologies to our blessedly dedicated group of weekly participants, I needed the break. Thank you for your understanding.