Roots & Rocks

Posted: 23rd March 2011 by ToadHollowPhoto in Photography
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Abstract is the word of the day today here at The Hollow.  We depart from our normal and typical photography today to take a quick peek at a couple of interesting finds on the beach over the weekend.  Sometimes nature provides the most interesting art to enjoy.

Roots & Rocks

Roots & Rocks

Most definitely something you probably won’t see everyday!  We’re not sure how the carving got here, if it’s old or new, or who the artist might be.  But when framed with those incredible roots, this rock carving really created a scene that was far too good to just pass by.  The tree that owns these roots is the subject for a couple of great shots that are pending for later this week.  It’s an incredible tree that lives right on the beach; high tide would probably place this tree right at the seashore or perhaps even slightly submerged.

Roots & Rocks

Roots & Rocks

Yet another abstract shot.  I loved the green moss growing on the roots, and the red-tinted branches added a little spot of interest and color to the scene.  Definitely nowhere near as compelling as the first shot, but we hoped you would enjoy this image so we posted it regardless.

Roots & Rocks

Roots & Rocks

We see these sorts of rock statues in the oddest places on Vancouver Island.  This one lives right beside the tree where the preceding root images came from.  Storms, high tide and Friday night party-goers may be natural foes to our “rock dude” here, but alas, he still stands proud with resolve!

We hope you’ve enjoyed today’s departure from the norm! Please feel free to leave a comment as we truly love to hear from our visitors!!




  1. avatar Chris Nitz says:

    These are some really awesome finds! I like the little rock sculpture the best. Great work Toad!

  2. avatar Chris Wray says:

    I like your departure from the norm today, Toad! Beautiful texture and color. Rock pilings are very common in the Rockies, too. Climbers refer to them as cairns and often mark a mountain summit or trail. Of course, you have a very famous aboriginal cairn sculpture: Inukshuk in English Bay, Vancouver, BC. Have a great week!

  3. It’s fun to mix it up a bit; right Toad? The sculpture compositions are elegant and your processing is impeccable. I guess you can tell that I like them a lot! More of these please.

  4. avatar mindymilburn says:

    I love the old knotty roots, such wonderful history and texture in the shot!

  5. Intriguing images today, Toad. Love the detail.

  6. avatar Tom Barnett says:

    Love today’s blog. Great attention to details. Cool finds! Thanks for sharing !

    • Thanks Tom! We really appreciate your kind words and support! Sometimes a change, even just temporary, can be fun and interesting. We’re thrilled you had a chance to pop by for a visit and enjoyed today’s images!