To foreshadow is to portend or indicate a future event. I am always looking for signs in the landscape that might be messages for me, so I have chosen to focus on some foreshore images for this weeks’ photo challenge. These shadows are based on the rhythms of time.
The foreshore is the part of the seashore between the high-water mark and the low-water mark. It gets covered twice a day and is subject to the particular mood of the sea and state of the moon on any particular day.
Sometimes, the beach shows up unusual patterns and here a new moon shape suddenly appears on the beach.
This shadow is a result of a recent landslip depositing its spoil on the beach.
Exposed fragments of rock are a shadow of past geological processed and a demonstration that nature is cyclical.
And our own shadows are fleeting as the beach becomes a recreational play space as we pass through it.
And strange shapes appear when I start to play with photos of blackthorn that grow on the dunes.
Micro-organisms that live in the shallows we can’t even see with the naked eye.
Is a darkening sky always the portent of a storm or just the closing of another day?
See other images for the weekly photo challenge: ‘Foreshadow’ here.