Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Veins of sand

Every wave from Lake Michigan pushes a thin ridge of sand onto the shore at Evanston, Illinois, marking the progress of the last advance of water. Veins of sand stretch the length of the beach, a quiet testimony of the forces slowly at work to constantly reshape the space where land and water meet.

There's a lot to be said about sudden impacts making lasting change. But if you're not in a hurry, slow and steady works pretty well, too.

Click on picture to enlarge. Photograph © 2006 James Jordan.

1 comment:

engloy said...

I love the curvy line formed by the interface between the wet and drier sand. Forms a good contrast with the finer veins of the sand. Great stuff as usual, James :)