The sea’s power is incomprehensible


Another shot from my visit with Ehpem, who showed me all the best places in Victoria.

I live on the plains. We don’t have many trees. And no oceans, of course. I really just can’t get my head around how much power the ocean has, that it can toss these logs around the way it does. I’d sort of like to see it happen. (From somewhere that’s warm and dry, of course.)

Victoria, British Columbia
photographed 8.2.2014

(I am gone for a while, and will not be responding to comments right away. But make some anyway, if you feel inclined, and I’ll get back to you – it just won’t be right away.)

Posted on October 21, 2014, in Photography and tagged , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 8 Comments.

  1. Lovely contrasts, Melinda.


  2. Ahhh, and what about tornadoes? they are only AIR in movement – but their power tops the sea – I lived in Texas …


    • Vera – yes, tornadoes ARE powerful. There was a terrible on in Lubbock in 1970, where 26 people died and a great deal of the town was destroyed. But those are sporadic – the ocean’s that powerful all the time, and that’s what fascinates me, I think.


      • Yes, I lived in Killeen when that tornado razed a swath thru the city… It was not so sporadic to be told on TV that we were under a Tornado Watch -while horrid weather moved around outside. It happened every week more than once. It left me rather traumatized so that moving to ‘earthquake country’ (California) years later was easy – at least they did not announce it every few days … it happened and that was it – live or die without notice … I went thru the 1989 Loma Prieta strike, pretty scary but I lived!
        I also like the grand effect of the sea – but if you ever go to the Mediterranean shores you can often find a sweet and soft, tender sea.


      • Vera – you’ve surely had your share of natural disasters!

        I love your phrase “sweet and soft, tender sea” – it is lovely and conjures up many delightful things.


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