The Fleeting Mirror: a Shimmering Surface Between Swash and Sand

In language of the beachcomber the mirror is the reflective sheen left on beach sand by the receding swash. It’s where the  sanderlings forage. Always on the move, the mirror tracks the pulse of the surf and the turn of the tide. Here’s a good example from June 2016. This is another example. It’s from April…

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In That World

I took this on February 27, 2016 and made it the background on my Facebook profile a few days ago. It’s the northern Oregon coast, USA. The view is to the south, toward Arch Cape and then Cape Falcon in the farthest distance. The islet just offshore is Castle Rock or Queen Vic. Its east…

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