SHAPING SAND – WPC
“It is a narrow mind which cannot look at a subject from various points of view.”
After two weeks of ice and snow captures, I am happy to focus today’s post on some favorite beach moments from this past week. A friend and I ventured out during peak low tide toward the end of the day and were amazed at some of our findings.
“The optimist sees the donut, the pessimist sees the hole.”
Because Ben’s Photo Challenge invites us to show “the endless variety that one thing can contain” I’ve chosen to illustrate the day’s findings with an impressionist’s brush. The first, an imprint in the sand of an aquatic plant, the second a somewhat French interpretation of the shore littered with clamshells and the birds feeding on them.
“A mountain still in the distance can appear as a molehill.”
We marveled at the beauty around us, so different from our usual perspective mid-island. Because the tide was unusually low we were able to walk in an area that is normally underwater. The impressions left in the sand by aquatic life forms were a unique experience, as was the abundance of mollusks – both on the shore and in the shallows. There were many both closed and partially-open clams whose pink insides were a new experience for me. The birds were wasting no time making the most of the unusually plentiful feast.
“It all depends on how we look at things.”
A brisk walk with a good friend on a crisp, sunny day surrounded by beauty – it doesn’t get much better than that….no matter how you look at it 😊.
All photos taken with iPhone 8+, edited in Topaz Studio Impressions