Forces of Nature

I have a passion for wild weather and especially spectacular cloud formations.

On a warm sunny day we were happily wandering along a deserted shore, well, apart from a few rogue sheep chomping on seaweed.

Then I noticed that the wind had begun to have a slight chill and the brightness was beginning to fade.

When I looked up from my obsessional pebble hunting, I noticed this beautifully spectacular weather front heading right for us.

So I got out my camera … then headed for the car pretty darned sharpish.

INTRICATE – Ancient Harbour Wall- Portsoy, Scotland

I simply love the complex and intricate design of this ancient harbour pier. In its days of construction (c 1600s) it must have been no mean feat to provide an effective breakwater and quay; one that could stand the test of time and the rigours of the harsh North Sea waves driven landward by severe gales in excess of storm force 9 that throughout the winter months would be a regular occurrence.

With such a need for functionality it amazes me how beautifully artistic it is. The illusion of smoothness of its form begs to be touched. The deep yellow of the lichens adding to the effect and giving the impression that the sun may be shining.

In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Intricate.”