Sunset Bay Beach - Tree Root Entire (suz)

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Mid-Autumn 2012 - Not a great photo, but this sizable driftwood came into Sunset Bay from the Pacific, and is the entire root system of what I believe was a large and venerable tree growing either along the edge of a river or the Bay - or - it may have been one of the trees along our many sandstone cliffs, which eroded enough for this part of the old tree to fall, then drift. Wherever it was growing, its roots were exposed for a very long time, causing the deep grain. The tree itself could be anywhere along our coast, or winds may have caused it to fall onto the land when it broke away from the root system. The root is pretty well anchored here in the sand, but the winter rainstorms are coming, this stream will swell, and the root will doubtless drift out into the Pacific again.

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Comments (4)

Erik van den Ham on November 12, 2012

The sea she gives and also takes. She brings life and but also takes lives. If only this root could speak to us what stories she could tell..........

Warm wishes, Erik

Suzi in Oregon on November 12, 2012

Good morrow, dear Erik - yes, this root has been watching from somewhere for a very long time. If only I spoke Ent! Have a joyful day - I am just ending one (O:

patano on November 12, 2012

I like this nice picture,

very good enquadre and amazing view !

Congratulations , you earned my

like 2!

Warm greetings from Paolo.

Welcome to my gallery. Have a nice day !

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Suzi in Oregon on November 12, 2012

Thanks very much for the lovely comment, Paolo, and for your return visit! Happy greetings from Oregon (O:

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on November 10, 2012
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Suzi in Oregon
    • Taken on 2012/11/07 07:42:01
    • Exposure: 0.033s (1/30)
    • Focal Length: 6.30mm
    • F/Stop: f/2.800
    • ISO Speed: ISO83
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash