The Mawddach River after the storm. There’s a tension here – a case of estuarian counterflow as the sea tide washes up against the river’s downflow. There’s an odd perception, too, of evolving solidity – of molten metal perhaps – artisan silver with flecks of gold; or of liquid thickening in the making of a sauce. Anyway, I thought it was an interesting effect.
The photo was taken last Wednesday as we arrived in Mid-Wales on the tail of a colossal downpour. We were starting a 4-day stay, and very much fearing a wash-out sojourn. But we needn’t have worried. We did have some fine days.
This is where we were staying – Borthwnog Hall on the banks of the estuary. A return visit after several years, but this time with a balcony view across the salt marsh at low tide. Fascinating places tidal rivers and estuaries. More photos in following posts.
25 thoughts on “The Texture Of Water?”
So many ways we have to see texture.
I love these watery images: the more so I think from being in black and white. Looking forward to more holiday snaps!
Many thanks, Margaret. More snaps on the way 🙂
Those water photos are a bit haunting but mesmerizing as well. Perfect for the texture 🙂
Thanks, Hammad. Haunting is a good description.
Isn’t strange how water can be smooth or rough. 😀 😀 Great post Tish for this week 😀
Cheers, Cee. Indeed – smooth or rough and sometimes kinda gloopy.
Looks like a great place to stay. Have a lovely time, Tish 🤗💖
Thanks, Jo. It was a lovely spot.
Excellent picture of the water. As a child raised by the sea, I couldn’t agree more: water has texture. And I think seasoned sailors can tell the coming weather by just looking at the sea.
Last Wednesday? You must be home by now. I hope it was pleasant…
Yes, we are home, and thanks for confirmation of watery conditions 🙂
Ah, yes, textured alright….and looks like you found a good place to stay
We did have a good place to stay, Sue. Do you know the Mawddach/Dolgellau?
I know I went to Dolgellau in the past, and the Mawdach, but retain very little memory!
Oh, now that’s a problem I well know – remembering where I’ve been :O
Well, I was very young!
texture is so important in life. well captured
Thanks, Thom. You are so good on word-texture 🙂
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I love the way you described…there is a tension here with the seaside and the river flow. We can see that. I love the brilliant greens of the view looking across the salt marsh. Looks like a nice place for your little holiday.
As ever, Donna, thank you for those thoughtful words. It is certainly a favourite spot.