December 11, 2014

Cliff sand
Cliff sand

The beach is changing.  It changes by the moment, but the last few months have brought radical changes.  Many rocks that were previously buried under the sand are now exposed.  Shrubbery seems to have moved — but it’s actually the apparent shoreline/cliff-line that has moved because so much of the beach has washed away.

This photo has little to indicate the scale of the particles and clumps.  It’s actually a close-up of a ledge of sand that now seems like an extension of the huge cliffs above.    The colors and the texture are less pinky-orange than the cliffs; perhaps more of the darker, magnetic sand is located (or exposed) here.  I find this color combination quite appealing, magnified by the ambiguity of the scale.  Let’s hear it for ambiguity!

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