They say that time and tide wait for no man, and that’s true. Of course, time and tide have another thing in common — they wear things down. If you’ve ever picked up a piece of sea glass on the beach, you know the effect that long years of getting tossed and turned in the water causes. It turns out, time does the exact same thing — in a variety of ways.
Most of us have a fascination with old things. It’s amazing to look at buildings, art, and other objects that have stood in the same place for centuries. You can only imagine how many people have seen them.
But sometimes, the effects of time are seen in little things. You’d never guess how much they leave their mark. It doesn’t even have to be something big. But once those little things add up, the effects left behind are amazing to see.
Sure, time and tide wait for no man, but that doesn’t mean they’re bad. Sometimes, it’s beautiful to see what happens over many years, even in things that don’t seem important! Here are 40 examples that show the effects of time – many in surprising ways.
[/slideshowWhen this poster’s pet dog passed away, they took the vaccination tag it had worn since getting shots as a puppy. This was how it looked after years of hanging on a collar.
12. A leaf without pigment