November Intruder

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 An interpretation of Nature in Trumpian times.

November 2017, on a stormy day, the tide swept this enormous driftwood ashore.  It damaged a neighbor's boat launch that had withstood the elements for decades. Unlike wrack which provides food and shelter for a variety of beach inhabitants, this driftwood sits ominously in the sand, providing no benefit except as an occasional perch for shorebirds.

We watch it every day, noticing how its appearance is altered by changing light and shifting tides. Probably it will be moved again by the same natural forces that brought it to our beach. Wherever it finally comes to rest, over time it will decay and disappear.

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