Texture. Pattern. Subject. All crucially important to photography. Personally speaking, light (specifically the sunlight) trumps all. Just my humble opinion, of course. I captured this first shot early in the morning as the sun streamed in, highlighting my small harvest. I love the shadows and reflections.
But my favorite time is the "golden hour" - right as the sun is low in the sky. At that time even a blade of grass is transformed into something glowing and glorious.
Do you have a favorite time of day for snapping shots?
*Week 30 of the year long Focus on Life series*