Wood texture and natural pattern in driftwood on the strandline at Whiteford Sands, Gower, South Wales, UK (12)

As wood decays, it starts to crack and craze. This driftwood on the strandline at Whiteford Sands has been stuck above the high tide line so long it has taken on an almost reptilian texture as it dessicates; and  has also acquired a decorative encrustation of yellow lichen.

Driftwood with yellow lichen: Wood texture and natural pattern in driftwood on the strandline at Whiteford Sands, Gower, South Wales, UK (13)

Cracks and crazing in weathered driftwood: Wood texture and natural pattern in driftwood on the strandline at Whiteford Sands, Gower, South Wales, UK (14)

Driftwood close-up: Wood texture and natural pattern in driftwood on the strandline at Whiteford Sands, Gower, South Wales, UK (15)

Yellow lichen on stranded driftwood: Wood texture and natural pattern in driftwood on the strandline at Whiteford Sands, Gower, South Wales, UK (16)

Wood texture and natural pattern in driftwood on the strandline at Whiteford Sands, Gower, South Wales, UK (17)

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