Fantastic Forms Down by the Water

 

Huge tree kept from toppling into the lake by rocky supports.

Precarious twins

Precarious twins

It’s still sweltering here.  Far too hot to do anything energetic.  So I’ve meandered around amusing myself by searching out intriguing and unusual natural formations.

Many of the trees at waters’ edge just about have the supporting earth washed away.  It looks like the Army Corps of Engineers has put rocks around some of the more precarious ones to help support them.  But every time a jet ski flies by, strong waves crash relentlessly against them, taking a bit more of the red clay support.  And leaving even more fantastic forms behind.

This one can't last long.  It looks like grandaddy long-legs spider legs are holding it up.

This one can’t last long. It looks like grandaddy long-legs spider legs are holding it up.

We have had nice, strong breezes today as the ever-threatened, seldom-materialized thunderstorms pass us by.

One thing this trip has taught us is not to ever camp in South Carolina in the summertime again!

Ron brought home superb Mexican take-out for dinner this evening.

I’m still drawing plans for a camper van.  I am so itching to tackle that project!  Hopefully next year!

Clutching at the disappearing earth

Clutching at the disappearing earth

Interlocking roots

Interlocking roots

Odd trees on the swamp side

Odd trees on the swamp side

Trumpet flower vine hidden in underbrush

Trumpet flower vine hidden in underbrush

Growing at water's edge.  I used to know their name, but have forgotten and am too lazy to look them up.  :)

Growing at water’s edge. I used to know their name, but have forgotten and am too lazy to look them up. 🙂

Sunlight  glinting on water

Sunlight glinting on water

Thunderclouds passing over

Thunderclouds passing over

 

 

 

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15 Comments

  1. I love to photograph shapes like that!

    Virtual hugs,

    Judie

  2. I don’t know, Sharon – no bare butts appeared to me. Some kind of Freudian message, perhaps? Wonderful photos, as always. Thanks.

    • That tickled me! Guess I have some issues? 😀

      Glad you liked the photos.

  3. You have the best eye ever for beauty! Yeah Ron…carry-out! Another great HOT BUT HAPPY day in the neighborhood!

    • I loved your post about the new botanical garden. Sounds like you had a happy day in the neighborhood, too!

  4. Odd tree’s amuse me too. I must have taken a dozen or more last camping trip of the dame tree from as many sides as I could. Your pictures are wonderful. To bad about the heat. But the water looks so good.

  5. It always amazes me how you have such an eye for the beauty around you. A gift.

    • Kim, I think it’s a survival thing I learned when I was an extremely nearsighted little kid. I learned to focus on whatever was close. 🙂

  6. Horst

     /  June 9, 2014

    Great “creative” photography…..The “Clutching at the disappearing earth” photo looks like two Komodo(?) Dragons about to settle a territorial issue. 🙂 Thanks for sharing, and keep enjoying…Horst sends

    • Cool! I didn’t see the Komodo dragons until you pointed them out!

  7. Stay cool and enjoy that A/C!

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