Patterns

We usually look first at the big picture, the distant view. But taking a closer look at seemingly ordinary things in nature can be eye-opening. In these photos taken on a west coast trip, I found fascinating patterns that offer brilliant camouflage, intriguing shapes, colors and textures…and all of it ever-changing.

Can you spot the gulls among the pebbles?

Can you spot the gulls among the pebbles?

A log offers homes to many lifeforms

A log offers homes to many life forms

A rock face washed smooth by the sea now looks like leather

A rock face washed smooth by the sea now looks like leather

Marine life in vivid colors and shapes perfect for clinging

Marine life in vivid colors and shapes perfect for clinging

Peeling back the layers of arbutus.

Peeling back the layers of arbutus.

A tenuous meeting of land and sea

A tenuous meeting of land and sea

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