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peace and solace

November 10, 2016

escape with me to the incoming tide

p1100848where others have come before

p1100859gulls are watching the weather


others are watching, too

p1100851 artists have left their mark

p1100853much of the wood that litters the West Coast beaches

comes from log booms that have broken up in winter storms

p1100862they tell their own story (click on picture to read)

some have been here long enough to start a miniature garden

p1100863and become home for small creatures

p1100867flowers still bravely bloom

p1100871the last few blackberries wait for sun

p1100865and, for Velma, kelp bladders wash ashore


6 Comments leave one →
  1. November 11, 2016 5:09 am

    A good walk can’t help but bring some peace of mind . . . thanks.


  2. myrajdunn permalink
    November 10, 2016 4:22 pm

    Beautiful post thanks, Jean.


    • November 10, 2016 4:38 pm

      Hi Myra – although the weather is unusually warm we are having record rain and many grey days – light is not great for taking photos.


  3. November 10, 2016 2:32 pm

    Do they ever come to retrieve logs or do they just decay on the beach?
    Love your pictures.


    • November 10, 2016 2:40 pm

      Barbara – occasionally, shortly after a boom breaks up the logs can be gathered but it is far too expensive to look for an individual valuable log here and there on all the beaches. People gather them for firewood but they are soaked in salt and can damage chimneys. Woodworkers and carvers look for good logs or unusual woods.

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