a different sort of wave

What that fierce north wind can do to a previously flat beach…

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The rain to the wind said,
You push and I’ll pelt.’
They so smote the garden bed
That the flowers actually knelt,
And lay lodged–though not dead.
I know how the flowers felt. 
Robert Frost

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30 thoughts on “a different sort of wave

  1. Oh how I love the lines in this photo. It reminds me of looking at moving clouds when you can watch the wind breaking up and reshaping them. Lovely photo, and amazing phenomena to have captured.

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    • I was lucky to get a shot that gave a hint of the massive changes that had occurred somehow. It’s been windy, but I hadn’t noticed any particularly heavy storms recently.

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  2. Wow! Incredible isn’t it?! Amazing what natural forces can do. We see a lot of the effects of cyclones on the beaches in Queensland every year but we still marvel at the power of wind and water.

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    • Rather mind-boggling indeed. Can you imagine being there when this sort of thing happens. I’ve never ventured out during the worst of the storms, but it’s such a shock to see the radical changes that can occur seemingly overnight.

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    • I was totally blown away the first time I saw an example like this of just what the waves and wind can do. Equally amazing is seeing how huge water-logged trees get shifted around like toothpicks. It tends to grow some respect for what the forces of nature can do.

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    • “Rearranged” seems a rather mild term for what can happen out here occasionally. I was blown away the first time I witnessed the transformation after a storm. Not entirely sure if our sand gets stolen, though it does get moved around. They’ve planted grasses in places to keep it from shifting. I think it forms sand dunes there, or perhaps keeps the dunes in place.

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