Walking along Chesterman beach while on a surf trip in Tofino I noticed a pattern in the sand caused by the intersecting lips of receding waves. Horrified I watched as mother nature's brush streaked swatches of houndstooth across the entire shoreline. At first I though I was being ridiculous and had just gone to extremes with my houndstooth prejudice. But now I have found other comrades who see the noxious pattern appearing in nature. Miranda and Dan spotted this beach phenomenon and photographed it for the blog A Bonnetful of Bees.
And meanwhile Alex MacLean has chased houndstooth from the sky in-between writing books on landscape and architecture.