Texture is beautiful. I love the grit of this world. The rains have come. There will be grit in my socks for awhile. I will be faster for being rain cooled. Then the snow will come. Snowboarding is the Northwest cure for seasonal depression. Sunshine, more than we get all summer, is waiting to radiate back at you from a shiny covering of white snow. Outside, warm and a different kind of wet. I can't wait!