Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Pond scum is inevitable.  It accumulates to the point of completely covering the surface of ponds and shallow lakes until cool weather ends its season. It's often rather boring...kinda like looking at a random group of clouds that doesn't resemble anything you can read into it.  But, sometimes as the scum ebbs a bit, what remains gets together and dances!  In a breeze driven spiral, this patch of scum was beautiful to me. 


dvoss said...

It reminds me of sumigashi, floating ink (Japanese) Liu sha jian, flowing or drifting sand(Chinese), paper marbling (English).

John Voss said...

It's kind of a mini Sargasso Sea I suppose. Perhaps the Sargasso spirals too when driven by wind.