~ Ephemeral Dune Runes + WPC: Evanescent 2 ~

I do not know what critter creates these ridges and riddles in the sand, but every morning I find them at the edge of the dune grass where sand is mostly dry. Whatever the source, I find the images fascinating and fun.

The very low tide had hollowed-out swales, leaving lovely feather patterns.


More example of here today gone tomorrow — though there will be new runes in the morning, these will be covered by the winds and waves.


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12 Responses to ~ Ephemeral Dune Runes + WPC: Evanescent 2 ~

  1. Janice says:

    Fascinating patterns 🙂

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  3. minustide says:

    Great post! I wonder if those trails are made by Alloniscus. I wrote some words and pics about this little crustacean a while back. Trails too. What do you think? https://theoutershores.com/2015/11/11/alloniscus-of-the-backshore/

  4. Lindy Le Coq says:

    Thank you! I was hoping you’d see my post and be able to enlighten me!! I’m sure you’re right — the tracks and traces are much the same, and as I was taking one of the shots I saw what I thought was a sowbug scooting along nearby — why would I take a snap of a sowbug?! Next time!!

  5. The intricacy and organic nature of the patterns is fascinating!

  6. Mundane miracles are the best kind.

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