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Drift Pool
Drift Pool
The beach at Ocean Shores, Washington receives a lot of driftwood.  Most of it is cast high on the beach by storms, where successive tides can't wash it away, but some is heavy enough to remain even when cast below the normal high tide line.  This stump was one such; my eye was caught by the pool of tidewater sitting in a hollow on top of the wood, juxtaposed with the pool that formed around it by the surf backflow washing out the sand.  Look closely, and you can see the reflection of the uppermost root stub in the small pool.

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