Category Archives: Sand

The age of discovery!

2 Comments

July 5, 2020 · 7:00 am

Social distancing on the beach!

1 Comment

July 3, 2020 · 7:00 am

Low tide and fleeting clouds

7 Comments

April 30, 2020 · 7:00 am

Pattern in the sand

 

 

 

 

Leave a comment

Filed under Colour, Nature, Pattern, photography, rhythm, Sand, Shore, Texture, Uncategorized

What happened next?

For each of the scenarios below, imagine you are standing, barefooted, at the water’s edge.  See the wave breaking, hear the sound. feel the movement of the water against your feet.  Relax!

 

 

 

4 Comments

Filed under Imaginings, landscape, photography, rhythm, Sand, Sea, Shore, Texture, Uncategorized

Low tide

2 Comments

November 3, 2019 · 8:00 am

Still life

Leave a comment

September 7, 2019 · 8:00 am

The water’s edge

2 Comments

March 1, 2019 · 8:00 am

Low Tide

2 Comments

February 1, 2019 · 8:00 am

Mystery Visitor

Leave a comment

December 9, 2018 · 8:00 am

Room with a view

 

During our recent holiday on Tresco, one of the Isles of Scilly, we were fortunate to have accommodation that looked out across the channel separating Tresco from Bryher.   The crossing of the channel at the times of the Spring tides was shown in an earlier post.  (See    https://lagill6.wordpress.com/2018/10/23/spring-tide-adventurers/)

The first photo shows the view from the lounge  The second and third were taken from the patio and show the views to the left and right.   In the second photo it is just possible to see the top of the steps leading from the patio to the beach/

 

 

4 Comments

Filed under Colour, harmony, Isles of Scilly, landscape, rhythm, Sand, Sea, Shore, Uncategorized

Among the dunes

4 Comments

September 4, 2018 · 8:00 am

Remembering July!

Leave a comment

August 21, 2018 · 8:00 am

Quiet evening stroll

4 Comments

July 20, 2018 · 8:00 am

The mystery beneath the waves

It is a strange feeling to stand at the water’s edge at Holme-next-the-Sea and, as the waves break gently on the beach,try to imagine the scene 4000 years ago.  This is the beach where a Bronze Age community created a sacred edifice  we refer to as Seahenge.

What were these people like?  What was their life lije?  What were their beliefs?

What further mysteries lie hidden beneath the waves?

What conclusions might distant future generations form about life in  Norfolk in 2018?

5 Comments

Filed under Imaginings, landscape, photography, Sand, Sea, Shore, Uncategorized

Abstract ‘Playmates’

These abstract images are derived from the natural  patterns formed by lugworm casts on a sandy beach.

Leave a comment

Filed under Abstract photos, Art, Minimalist, Nature, Pattern, photography, rhythm, Sand, shapes

Abstract ‘Hawkeye’

This image was derived from the natural pattern in the sand created by the ebbing rude.

 

 

1 Comment

Filed under Abstract photos, Pattern, photography, rhythm, Sand, shapes, Texture, Uncategorized

Wells-next-the-sea at low tide

2 Comments

January 25, 2018 · 8:00 am

Brancaster erosion

 


The beach at Brancaster has many ‘moods’.  At low tide all appears calm and peaceful but the speed with which the rising tide approaches can be extremely dangerous, leaving happy paddlers cut off from safety.  In stormy weather the boisterous and sometimes violent North Sea attacks the vulnerable stretches of the coast and there is a constant battle between land v sea.

 

2 Comments

Filed under grasses, landscape, Nature, Sand, Sea, Shore, Uncategorized

Beach in October

 

Beach in October

Where land and level acres of sea merge
seamlessly, waves hypnotically lapping,
endlessly oozing over ridged flats
scattered with brittle quills,bleached shard,
skeleton shells, oceanic detritus.

Drifting awareness of keening gulls,salt on the tongue.
As life blurs into the vast movement
of an ever widening scene, this brief,
vital moment in time imprints
deeply into the palimpsest of the mind.

Margaret Gill

Leave a comment

Filed under landscape, photography, Poem, Sand, Sea, Shore, Texture, Uncategorized