Determination by onewing

Determination

I love ripples in the sand and this plant is definitely determined to grow.

I suspect that it is a shoot of a Bitou bush which native to South Africa and is thought to have been introduced to Australia in ship ballast but was subsequently used to stabilise sand dunes. After being planted along the NSW coast between 1946 and 1968 it spread rapidly and is now found along 46% of the NSW coastline.

It is now quite an invasive plant and has become somewhat of a problem along the coast.
Oh dear it does sound like it's a bit of a pest.. but it makes a great image here .. like the shadow..
December 3rd, 2019  
lovely ripples, light and shadow
December 3rd, 2019  
It's a lovely image. It seems many introduced species of plant or insect go on to become pests.
December 3rd, 2019  
Lovely light
December 3rd, 2019  
A stunning image with wonderful ripples. Your title is perfect too, fav!
December 3rd, 2019  
I love both the sand patterns and the shadow!
December 3rd, 2019  
Neat
December 3rd, 2019  
Super capture of the ripples in the sand & great find of this tiny plant.
December 3rd, 2019  
A super little soldier amongst all those wonderful ripples in the sand
December 3rd, 2019  
wonderful capture
December 3rd, 2019  
Fav. for me. Great composition and patterns on the dunes. That little plant is amazing.
December 3rd, 2019  
I often wonder how they survive like this - not sure if it is bitou.
December 3rd, 2019  
A nice bit of simplicity... with such lovely light!
December 3rd, 2019  
Lovely long shadow. I too love the ripples.
December 3rd, 2019  
Lovely beach ripples and shadow!
December 3rd, 2019  
Nicely done Babs
December 3rd, 2019  
I love the shadow
December 3rd, 2019  
Fantastic for minimalism and just a well composed composition.
December 3rd, 2019  
Wonderful find and capture.
December 3rd, 2019  
Beautiful in its simplicity yet dramatic.
December 3rd, 2019  
bep
Wonderful composition!
December 3rd, 2019  
Lovely patterns, light and composition Babs:)
December 3rd, 2019  
Such resilience to be growing in such an environment
December 3rd, 2019  
Nice details and capture
December 3rd, 2019  
I love the shadow and ripples Babs.
December 3rd, 2019  
Lovely details, I love ripples on the sand too!
December 3rd, 2019  
Love the simplicity and patterns in the sand
December 3rd, 2019  
Ditto to the above...the shadows, the placement and the patterns. So well seen and shot.
December 3rd, 2019  
Beautiful shot and shadow. Nature globalization! More and more alien plants and animals, which causes the disappearance of native species.
December 3rd, 2019  
Fav
December 3rd, 2019  
Oh wow such a sweet brave mini bush...hope it thrives & grows but that is a challenge!
December 3rd, 2019  
@pusspup I often wonder how plants survive in pure sand too and like you I'm not so sure it is bitou now either. There is a lot of bitou around in the dunes but looking at this again I think it may be some other plant.

@julzmaioro @annied @peadar @kjarn @ludwigsdiana @koalagardens @joansmor @happysnaps @beryl @777margo @sangwann @northy @louannwarren @radiogirl @merrelyn @mgmurray @taffy @mittens @mzzhope @gijsje @pcoulson @casablanca @craftymeg @flowerfairyann @carole_sandford @carolmw @granagringa @haskar @sdutoit @happypat Thanks so much. I am always amazed just how many plants grow in pure sand.
Like Wylie I am having second thoughts about this being a baby bitou bush too. There are lots of bitou close by, but not sure now what this plant actually is. I just loved its determination and the long shadow.
December 3rd, 2019  
Great composition and a beautiful minimal capture. Fav.
December 3rd, 2019  
Great find
December 3rd, 2019  
FAV!
December 4th, 2019  
Marvelous shadow
December 4th, 2019  
It's a great image Babs. But I'm horrified to learn of yet another import going feral.
December 4th, 2019  
This should be a What Would You Do Challenge. It is a lovely minimalist photo especially with the ripples in the sand.
December 4th, 2019  
Wonderful image Babs - pity that you think it's bitou!
December 4th, 2019  
Lovely lines and ripples with the soft light. Babs :)
December 4th, 2019  
I think if a list was compiled of all the different things that were introduced into an environment to help alleviate or change a problem but in the end turned into an invasive it would probably take up at least a hundred pages! Good shot-none the less!
December 4th, 2019  
Lonely life!
December 7th, 2019  
Great picture! I love the ripples and the little plant with its shadow.
December 9th, 2019  
Wonderful light too.
December 12th, 2019  
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