These wonderful textures, swirls, whorls, and grooves – sometimes dotted or patched with black or white – are natural abstract patterns of woodgrain (growth layers) decorated with encrusting lichen – photographed on a single large heavily-weathered and etched driftwood tree trunk washed up on a basalt-covered beach of the Oregon coast.
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Love ur pics, stayn at kidwelly next month would u know which beach best for driftwood. I am just starting out making small items for hobby any help most appreciated.will keep eye on! ur blog keep photographing theyre great
Thanks for your comments. I’m afraid that I don’t really know which places are the best for driftwood in the area – particularly the kind of smaller pieces that would be most useful for you to collect and use in creative work. I find that larger pieces, whole tree trunks, can wash up occasionally on Rhossili and Whiteford – but I guess that would be true of most of the Gower beaches. I can only suggest that you keep your eyes open on the strand-lines of whichever seashores you visit, especially after stormy weather. All the best with your driftwood hunting.