Pictures from Rousse Point

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There is nothing I like better than strolling along the seashore and looking not only at the view but in detail at all the rocks, shells, and seaweeds. I love the colours, patterns and textures. I am curious about what they are called and how they came to be there. What happened geologically to form the rocks, when did it happen, what processes have worn the rocks away to leave their present formations? The living organisms like the seaweeds, limpets and periwinkles are connected to the rocks as part of their habitat preferences. Birds live, feed and die around the seashore. Everything is inter-related and I am one with them all. The feeling of being a part of it all is hard to beat. I capture these moments with my camera and relive the experiences by looking at the photographs later. They lift my mood and make me feel happy. The pictures in this post record some of the sights and natural treasures that I discovered walking along the rocky shore at Rousse Point in the Channel Island of Guernsey. Enjoy.

12 Replies to “Pictures from Rousse Point”

  1. Great compositions Jessica – you could almost smell the sea air from those images. Love your description of the pleasure you get from these strolls and browsing the images later – I know exactly what you mean!

  2. Thank you, Adrian. Connecting with Nature is so therapeutic. I don’t know how you would quantify the effect – perhaps a lowering of stress hormones in the blood or a build-up of beneficial neurotransmitters in the brain?

  3. I love your sentiments about natural things which I heartily endorse. I am an artist and your textures and info about rock structure I enjoy a lot.

  4. This really has become a blog of patterns. I used to knit a lot and (I hope this doesn’t make me sound too odd!) if I still knitted much I would find myself inspired to knit some of the shapes into my designs this post.

  5. You probably know of Alexander von Humboldt. I am just discovering him in Andrea Wulf’s book The Invention of Nature. (The New York Times ran a review of the book some time ago; see https://www.nytimes.com/2015/09/27/books/review/the-invention-of-nature-by-andrea-wulf.html. And here’s the Guardian‘s review: https://www.theguardian.com/books/2015/nov/13/the-invention-of-nature-the-adventures-of-alexander-von-humboldt-andrea-wulf-review.) It’s hard to believe that Humboldt recognized the connection of all things so long ago (beginning in the late 1700s) and that so many people today still do not. Thank you for your own observations along this line—and for your illustrative and lovely photographs.

  6. Lovely post, i like the layers of enjoyment you can get from a place, especially when you look a bit more closely…
    Oh and Guernsey! Have only been once, want to get back there.

  7. Thanks, Lucy. I think you are not the first person to find inspiration and ideas for creative endeavours. I’d love to see some of your knitted designs if you ever got round to it.

  8. Thank you, Pete. I think the deeper you look, the more you know, the greater the pleasure and enjoyment. It opens your eyes wider to just how amazing the natural world is.

  9. Thank you very much for this fascinating information. I hadn’t actually heard about Alexander von Humboldt but I am definitely going to buy a copy of Andrea Wulf’s book.

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