Our World Tuesday: Water Over Road


There are many broken things on the beach.  It's no wonder; the surf is a hard task master that is constantly aided by strong wind.  What is a wonder is that the same hard sea is also the home of so much delicate life.  Take this sand dollar, for example (or for fifty cents).
 
From February 25, 2012
Another wonder is the ocean's ability to create perfect circles in the hardest of surfaces, perhaps with the assistance of microscopic creatures that move like whirling dervishes deep into the soul of any--anything at all.
From February 25, 2012
Once the drilling is done, those round spaces become homes and repositories of yet more life.

From February 25, 2012
The pockmarks in this surface were teeming with life. It's amazing what is possible. This surface is actually the remnant of a road that was once lined with houses that were once coveted first-row beachfront homes.  No more.  The road emerges from the sea at the lowest of low tides as a poetic, if not gentle, reminder that nothing is forever but that everything is something and part of something.

   
The sand covering this broken road made the road disappear under its undulating surface. Nothing is forever. Not a thing. But everything has its place.
Our World Tuesday

Comments

  1. Wonderful, fascinating post and look at your new world, Sandy! I do love beaches and I would surely enjoy spending time on this one! Terrific captures for the day! Hope your week is off to a great start!

    Sylvia

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  2. Fantastic...you are so very talented, words just won't compare!
    hugs
    Sandi

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  3. food for thought...love and family are forever! Also the great creator

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  4. Lovely shots and thoughts. I loved to visit Watch Hill RI and walk the beach and sand dunes - so many homes are gone from the Hurricane of 1938 - just the foundations left. Mother Nature makes all the calls - not us.

    Carolina Mts

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  5. I love quiet beaches and I love this post. Have never been able to articulate the way beaches make me feel -- thanks for doing it for me!

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  6. Nice post to remind us of a truth. Nothing is permanent. Who knows where the atoms that make me up came from, who knows where they are going to be.

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  7. Thats so true When I go home to Montreal I hardly recognize it.
    It's changed so much.
    Nothing of what I remember is left behind.

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  8. Marvelous pictures, Sandy!

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  9. tide-pools are as marvelous as your shots show



    Aloha from Honolulu
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  10. I love reading your thoughts, the world looks so beautiful in your words and photos...

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  11. It sure is humbling.. and beautiful.

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  12. Great details in these.

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  13. Hi there - that’s a great set of pictures and words.

    Beaches are such changeable places - I love exploring them.

    Cheers - Stewart M

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  14. Anonymous4:56 AM

    You never know how your wheel turns. Nothing is indeed permanent but amazing to see that even in devastation, possibilities are endless. Great post and captures.

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  15. I collected a lot of interesting things from your blog especially its discussion about Cert Killer. I believe I’m not alone having all the enjoyment here! keep up the great work.

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  16. As powerful and willful as humans are, nature wins.

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  17. You've given us a wonderful reminder that while we think we can impose our will on nature, ultimately nature is going to win.

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  18. These photos are so lovely. Your words complement them beautifully. You love the beach so much. Guess it's no coincidence that your name is Sandy.

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  19. You wonder why they would put a road so near the surf line. - Margy

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  20. Beaches are a great place to explore and it is very amazing how the shore lines keep changing and the sea engulfing the land.

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  21. my idea of heaven, walking the beach, taking it all in. Any sea glass??? still would love to see some of that.

    Hugs Sandy, enjoy the good things!

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  22. Spot on Sandy, the ocean can be calm - rough - arty - peaceful and cruel at times.

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  23. Anonymous8:30 PM

    Beauiful photographs, Sandy. Thank you. Broken roads and perfect circles, the delicate nature of
    life and her strength is amazing.

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  24. There is always so much life and beauty to be found along a beach and how lovely you notice and capture it so poignantly in words and images.;)
    It is a long time ago I saw a real sand dollar, they do not exist here.;)
    xoxo

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  25. Wonderful post, Sandy, those beaches are attractive indeed.

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