Compare to the photo of the 20th. This wood is on the stairway down to the beach; it has been milled and installed and is very weathered indeed. The sprinkling of sand is like jewels of salt. I didn’t realize the shadow was there when I took the photo. Sometimes the sun is so bright and the angle is so awkward that I just have to shoot and trust. The trust worked ok this time — you don’t get to see the ones in which it didn’t!
Natural wood, in situ, compared to human-formed wood, engineered. In both cases, the texture of the shards is compelling.