Winter Beach Colour…

Rock

After weeks of winter grey skies, the cold, sharp air brings some sun and colour to the shoreline

Sea rock

Whitesands

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About Mike Howe

I am an ecologist and a composer of guitar based instrumental melodies signed to the Real Music label in California. I like to write about my work, music and nature conservation and how it all comes together. I try not to write about things I don't know much about.
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14 Responses to Winter Beach Colour…

  1. Beautiful images – I love the colours and shapes of the rocks as well as the reflection of the landscape on the wet beach. Even more reason for me to plan for another visit in Wales – this time with space to view some of those sights.
    Much love – hope you enjoyed the winter-sun!

    • Mike Howe says:

      Yes I was really attracted to the colour of the rocks and the sea life that had colonised them, old and new coming together in such a beautiful way. I’m the same as you, I see all these wonderful photos from around the world and it makes me want to visit so bad. I saw some pictures of the wilderness mountains in Montana yesterday and it broke my heart 😦 Maybe I’ll get to go one day πŸ™‚

      • If that area of Montana is calling you, then you will make it there, for sure. πŸ™‚

        Sometimes I see landscapes and feel like they are calling me. Ireland and the UK are full of them, actually…
        I’ve been to Cardiff, before, but only stayed one night. And unfortunately it was that stretch of our UK-tour where I basically saw nothing – except for the motorway, maybe. So, I gotta come back!

        As for the rocks: anybody who calls a rock a dead thing does not quite understand life, in my personal opinion. πŸ˜‰
        (Well, who does fully understand life, annyways…)

      • Mike Howe says:

        I think that there is a greater understanding and acceptance in science of the crucial interaction between the living and the non-living elements of the earth – deep ecology has talked about this for a long time, people like Leopold, Arne Naesse and Satish Kumar. It’s all about recognising the importance of everything and having enough respect not to carry on destroying it. We’re still losing the battle though which is ironic, because for human beings to continue to live on this planet we need the things that we are destroying. It’s even more ironic that we know this and yet we continue to do it. Poverty and over population plays a huge role in this of course.

      • It’s an irony that was always so very obvious for me (I had some good teachers along the way) and it sometimes made me feel desperate that nothing seemed to change.
        But I agree with you, there is a deeper understanding emerging and establishing in science. Although I come more from the “intuitive side” it makes me very happy to see that this bridge to more understanding on both “sides” is being built. It becomes more and more obvious that working together on maintaining and careing for this earth holds the key (= acknowledging that everything is important & respecting it – I love that!)

        I’ll have to google those names you mentiuoned and look up more info about deep ecology. I believe I once read a little series of articles on that…

  2. montucky says:

    Yes, nice color. Winter sun is almost always very welcome and brings color to a rather drab world.

  3. That greenish colour…might that be limestone? Just now, I made the connection (“lime”). I wonder if that’s why they call it that, because of the colour. Whatever it is, it looks beautiful. If you took that middle photo and did a slight rotation and a zoom in, you could make it look like those rocks were high cliffs and the barnacles were all rock climbers doing extreme sports.

    • Mike Howe says:

      Yes that would be a good way to look at it Anneli πŸ™‚ It’s not limestone, it’s actually a green silty mudstone dating from the Devonian period, and apparently it appears here in West Wales and also in Devon and Cornwall, possibly hence the name, I’m not sure πŸ™‚

  4. Beautiful detail on the rocks!

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