- Sandstone. Especially when it’s been weathered smooth.
- Clay. Wet and on a potter’s wheel.
- Ordinary wool yarn, be it slightly scratchy or sleek.
- Freshly cleaned woven cotton.
- A fresh strawberry on my tongue.
- The tips of the petals of a newly-budded flower. Especially a rose.
- The heft and grain of carved wood.
- Polished slate.
- River rocks.