Day 4: Ocean Beach / Fort Funston

I never realized that this branching tree pattern was on the bottom of sand dollars.  As you can see in the next few photos, this pattern is repeated a lot in nature!

Dollar Tree: I never realized that this branching tree pattern was on the bottom of sand dollars. As you can see in the next few photos, this pattern is repeated a lot in nature!

This seaweed has the same branching pattern as the sand dollar.  Besides the pattern, I also like how I framed this shot.

Sea Tree: This seaweed has the same branching pattern as the sand dollar. Besides the pattern, I also like how I framed this shot.

The erosion pattern in the sand also branches like a tree.  What's interesting is that this pattern grows in reverse from a tree--starting with the branches and combining to create the trunk.

Sand Tree: The erosion pattern in the sand also branches like a tree. What’s interesting is that this pattern grows in reverse from a tree–starting with the branches and combining to create the trunk.

The breaks in the sea foam also branches!  You can see a lot of similarity in the polygons created by the breaks as well.

Foam Tree: The breaks in the sea foam also branches! You can see a lot of similarity in the polygons created by the breaks as well.

Okay, so there aren't really any tree patterns here, but there always has to be an oddball.  I really like how the tides have shaped these rocks into such an interesting way and created this very neat arch.  Is the arch 1 foot tall or 10?

Rock Tree: Okay, so there aren’t really any tree patterns here, but there always has to be an oddball. I really like how the tides have shaped these rocks into such an interesting way and created this very neat arch. Is the arch 1 foot tall or 10? Also, notice the spiral swirls in the foam.

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