Thursday, June 23, 2011

Sand and sky, with polka dots

The patterns and textures of White Rock beach at low tide:

Above the usual high tide line, fragments of driftwood slowly disintegrate.

When the wind lets up, the gentle wavelets are responsive to tiny local differences in the sand.

The five-pointed star of a dime-sized sand dollar.

Purple polka dots on the pincers of an angry crab. And drying sea lettuce.

Sharp points of a molted crab shell.

And the abdominal plate of another.

Seaweed draped over a rock, and floating in the shallow water.

Rocks, seaweed, and reflections. Looking west towards White Rock.

Rocks and empty sea. Looking east.

Critters and questions, next.

3 comments:

  1. I'm so pleased to have found your page through Penelope Puddlisms...it always good to meet a local blogger. I'm in Surrey, and of course I hit the beaches often for the great photo ops!

    I love this set of shots. Having a fascination for texture and design, my eyes are always on the lookout for treasures such as these. I'll pop in and visit again...:)

    Lynette
    Imagination Lane

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  2. I love the seaweed rocks.

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  3. When I went through these beautiful photos I nearly cried. I'm having such a great longing to be walking on the beach lately ... alas, I am stuck only an hour-and-a-half drive away, and unable to go ... Sigh. Second sigh. Sniff.

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