Rhossili Sand Textures (1) - Sand colours, patterns and textures from Rhossili Beach, Gower, South Wales, December 2012.

For a couple of days this week, on bright sunny winter days of very high and low tides, with strong prevailing winds, and recent freshwater run-off from the land onto the beach, the sand patterns, textures, and colours at Rhossili were amazingly varied. Here is a selection of the wonderful sand effects I observed on the shore – photographed before they disappeared with the following tide or the next downpour.

Rhossili Sand Textures (2) - Sand patterns and textures from Rhossili Beach, Gower, South Wales, December 2012.

Rhossili Sand Textures (3) - Sand patterns and textures from Rhossili Beach, Gower, South Wales, December 2012.

Rhossili Sand Textures (4) - Sand colours, patterns and textures from Rhossili Beach, Gower, South Wales, December 2012.

Rhossili Sand Textures (5) - Sand patterns and textures from Rhossili Beach, Gower, South Wales, December 2012.

Rhossili Sand Textures (6) - Sand patterns and textures from Rhossili Beach, Gower, South Wales, December 2012 -  pattern of ice crystals on sand.

Rhossili Sand Textures (7) - Sand patterns and textures from Rhossili Beach, Gower, South Wales, December 2012.

Rhossili Sand Textures (8) - Sand colours, patterns and textures from Rhossili Beach, Gower, South Wales, December 2012.

Rhossili Sand Textures (9) - Sand patterns and textures from Rhossili Beach, Gower, South Wales, December 2012.

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2 Replies to “Rhossili Sand Textures”

  1. I thought the sand patterns, particularly the first one with red coloured sediment, were pretty neat too. My son bought me some water colour paints and brushes recently and I think I will use these images as inspiration for my first attempts at painting – but I know that Nature is bound to be the better artist.

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