Woodgrain pattern on driftwood (1) - Natural abstract pattern of staining caused by fungal invasion on weathered driftwood washed ashore at Whiteford Sands, Gower, South Wales.

Here are some beautiful woodgrain patterns I found on a piece of driftwood at the beach. The pale, muted shades of grey, beige and even a touch of pink and orange are arranged in variety of subtle irregular stripes. The surface of the wood was an even, smooth, satin texture in some places; or with the fine ridges and grooves of the grain undulating and wavy like hair; or with sub-rectangular projections in other parts. The deeper cracks and fissures in the wood were filled with the contrasting lighter colour and grainy texture of wind-blown sand.

Woodgrain pattern on driftwood (2) - Natural abstract pattern of staining caused by fungal invasion on weathered driftwood washed ashore at Whiteford Sands, Gower, South Wales.

Woodgrain pattern on driftwood (2) - Natural abstract pattern of sculpturing caused by weathering on driftwood washed ashore at Whiteford Sands, Gower, South Wales.

Woodgrain pattern on driftwood (4) - Natural abstract pattern of staining caused by fungal invasion on weathered driftwood washed ashore at Whiteford Sands, Gower, South Wales.

Woodgrain pattern on driftwood (5) - Natural abstract pattern of staining caused by fungal invasion, and raised texture created by wind-blown sand erosion, on weathered driftwood washed ashore at Whiteford Sands, Gower, South Wales. 

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2 Replies to “Woodgrain patterns on driftwood”

  1. There’s something completely fabulous about driftwood; I tend to collect it and bring it home, intending to make something arty with it….

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