With Narami’s Tuesdays of Texture in mind, today I chose to share the decay of rusted chains encircling this log:
These images were snapped a few days ago – along with the slabs of ice in yesterday’s post – while I wandered the bank of a river that had flooded, and then receded, during a spell of earlier mild weather. This hunk of chained wood was one of many treasures, I imagine, expelled to the shoreline by the swollen river.
I don’t know anything about waterways, but I’m guessing that this is some sort of boom – an intentionally-placed barrier in the river to help contain, in this case, debris or driftwood. The site of the washed-up log is just upstream from a century-old dam.
The flood, coupled with giant hunks of floating ice, probably overpowered it this time. I wonder whether it’ll end up back in the water or whether its purpose has finally been served.
I loved all the hollows and grooves, the wood worn smooth, the muck and the slime and the rust. All the evidence of time passing.
By the way, now that I’ve noticed them in the photo above, I can’t seem to unsee the faces in the log. Does anyone else see them, or is it just me?
It’s probably time to go to bed before I start seeing more imaginary things. 😉
Thanks so much for visiting.