~ Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #67: Layered ~

Low tide at Beard’s Hollow, provides a peek into the geology and ecology of this region where the North American Continent and the Pacific Ocean meet, on the north shore of the Columbia River.

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Buffeted by wind and waves over centuries, stone splits into boulders, rocks, gravel and sand. Caught in nooks and crannies, pockets of dirt provide a foothold for perennial native grasses, ferns, and shrubs to colonize the hillside.

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Roots reach into and fragment rock, while leaves and stems add humus to the soil.

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Native flora weaves a tapestry, from its sandy base at ocean’s edge, across and up the craggy hill, to where evergreen trees hug the ridge. 

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Beards Hollow, Cape Disappointment State Park, Ilwaco, WA – USA

 

From the mystery of a wild bog, skunk cabbage and horsetails rise to daylight.

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Colors and textures stack, one over the other.

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Amanita muscaria emerges, under cover of grass.

Layers in motion

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A mature Bald Eagle keeps her perch, while a flock of Cowbirds glean in dune-grass along the berm.

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When Jello and I took our walk the afternoon of June 9, 2019, Brown Pelican migration northward was underway.  What a photographer’s blessing to see the sky dotted with pelicans on the wing, and a flock resting in the surf.

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Clouds stack-up along the perimeter of a bright blue sky.

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A serious minus tide, leaves layers of wrack-lines on the sands at Long Beach, WA.

 

Thank you Amy and Lens-Artists, for a challenge which prompted me to examine my photographic images from another perspective. I like that!

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9 Responses to ~ Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #67: Layered ~

  1. Amy says:

    Layers are beautifully presented via your lens, Lindy. The Beard’s Hollow is fascinating and the colors and textures stack is lovely. Images of Layers in motion, a photographer’s blessing, indeed. I love your interpretation.
    Thank you so much for sharing!

  2. Leya says:

    Great gallery of layers, Lindy! Brown pelicans are some of my favorites – lucky you to have them that close. That last image of the layers in the sand is really something – for the wall perhaps?

  3. myplaidheart says:

    I LOVE pelicans. What a sight that must have been seeing so many!

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