Sunday, August 22, 2010


I discovered this weathered and beached tree stump on a deserted stretch of South Beach at Point Reyes National Seashore just as the morning fog was unexpectedly burning off, revealing a sky of the softest blue.

Who knows how this chunk of tree (probably a redwood) came to wash into the ocean in the first place? Who knows where it floated or for how many years before landing high on this beach in some unknown storm? In time it will most likely float back out again and resume its voyage toward disintegration.