Wednesday, 10 January 2018

Tidemark

My dictionary gives three definitions for the word tidemark

It can be the line on a beach at the high water point, the scummy ring around the bath at the level the water reached, or a line on a person's body revealing they didn't have a bath and just washed the bits they thought would show.

I'd like to suggest a fourth – the patterns left on sand as the tide recedes. Don't you think this tidemark is beautiful?

16 comments:

  1. As soon as I read that, I could almost feel my Nanna scrubbing at my neck with tissue and spit. :D

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  2. I like your definition best - and the photo is really cool.

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  3. Lovely photo - but it's not the first thing I think of when I hear the word. I think of dirty baths!!

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    1. I think of my little brother's neck, Helen. (I'm fairly sure he never looks at my blog.)

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  4. Beautiful photo but yes, the first image is always of a scummy bath.

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    1. I'll try to keep the beach image in mind.

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  5. You’re right - it’s a beautiful picture.

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  6. Hi Patsy - one of my favourite pictures is of the tidemarks left when the tide receded ... but so many alternatives to think about .. and there's always another thread wanting to escape ... cheers Hilary

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    1. There are distractions everywhere, Hilary.

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Thanks so much for commenting!