designs in the sand, beach


Sunny days or cloudy, high tide or low, the ever-changing elements of a walk on an oceanfront beach stir my senses and imagination. I try to keep a sharp eye out for the unusual. When I spotted these etchings in the sand, I saw a cross-section of roots reaching deep into fertile soil far below the floor of a magnificent forest.

In reality, these markings are nothing more than the tracings of pebbles and shells first being washed upon the shore and then just as quickly drawn back into the sea by its never-ending motion. They still looked like tree roots to me.

“Roots” is my Photo of the Week.

© Bruce Stambaugh 2018


Filed under human interest, nature photography, Photo of the Week, photography

10 responses to “Roots

  1. Nature’s art is an awesome gift! Thank you for sharing, Bruce.

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  2. Gail B.

    The natural world continually creates beauty for us to enjoy without schooling, props or praise. How lucky we are.

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  3. This is pretty cool. I had to look several times to believe my eyes, and your story. 🙂

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  4. Elaine

    That is amazing! I have walked the beach many times and I don’t think I’ve ever seen anything that intricate.

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  5. Dynna Nemeskal

    I have taken beach photos but never seen such a beautiful creation as this. So happy you captured and shared it with us, Bruce. Thank you.

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Thanks, Dynna. I am so glad you liked the photo. I appreciate your kind words.


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