Water puddling on sandstone

water puddling on sandstone

The other day I was at the beach and the tide was coming in; the waves were very slight, but lapping over the sandstone benches. A tiny wave slid over the lip of these depressions and deposited the first incursion of water—and then the little puddles drew back into themselves instead of simply making the sandstone wet and spreading out. I’m not sure why, but the water tension produced these gemlike drops in the centre of each depression, the biggest a couple of inches across.

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