Tiny bristle worms have created a small reef at the beach closest to my house. What appear to be rocks in the water are actually sand tube mounds that can only be seen in the couple of hours surrounding low tide. On this day, having misread the tide table, I arrived when the reef was barely visible. The scene wasn't very dramatic but I worked it hard in the camera and on the computer for what I hope is a pleasing result!
Hurricane Matthew chewed hard on our beaches as it passed last week and very rough high tides continue to threaten the fragile dune. This wasn't much of a morning for photography but I challenged myself to find a picture despite the wind, the rain, and the unfortunate condition of the beach.
The western eye wall of Hurricane Matthew crept menacingly close to us here but most of the structural damage was limited to the docks and boathouses that line the Intracoastal Waterway. We're deeply grateful we were spared and sadly mindful that many, many others experienced much worse from Matthew's fury.