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Remember the guessing game from yesterday? You had to guess what this picture is. You can click on each picture below for a larger view.
Two people guessed it right: Annette at The Beauty Along The Road, and Cee at Cee’s Photography.
This is… drum roll, please… wet sand! And I have a picture of a larger area to show you what it really looked like. The darker gray is wet sand in the shade. The whiter part is wet sand in the bright sun. The yellow at the bottom is part of a rock. I took this picture at low tide. As the ocean water disappeared, the waves left this pattern of bare trees in the sand. Since the sand here is a mix of very dark and very light colors, the waves can create interesting patterns, but I don’t think I’ve ever seen one as intricate as this one.
Usually, the sand patterns at Coronado Beach look more like this:
I thought I got lucky when I stumbled upon this interesting pattern. Lots of little trees…
Well, that was until I saw the really cool bare trees above. Next time I go back to the beach, I’ll make sure it’s when it’s getting close to low tide so I can look for more patterns like these. I’ve always spent more time photographing the waves but now I realize there is a lot to discover right under my feet.
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This is precious, Milka. I suspect that the rock slowed down the water a bit and caused a “disturbance in the field” that then created these beautiful sand paintings/etchings/carvings….
You definitely don’t see those intricate patterns without something to slow down the water. I’ll have to look around those rocks more next time.
These are like abstract painting, beautiful capture!
Aren’t they great? I’m looking forward to seeing more of them next time I go to the beach.
That’s fantastic. Quite the eye you have for catching it!
It really was luck to spot these sand trees but I was quite happy. I’m part of a Facebook page on illustrating and last week’s theme was trees, so I shared that with them, to show that even Mother Nature was participating in the challenge.
That was kind of her, especially when she’s been such a busy, cruel Mother this winter. 😉
I bet she killed a lot of mosquitoes with that polar vortex. You might want to thank her later. 😉
Ha, good point!
I have photos that look just like it!! 🙂 LOL sand patterns can be so fun, as you already know!
Oh, I’d love to see your pictures of sand!
I put up a couple of shots for you!!! 🙂
Thank you! I’ll stop by in a little bit to check them out.
Your link to The Beauty Along The Road is not working right.
Thanks for letting me know. I just fixed it.
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