March 6, 2018
This entry was posted on March 6, 2018 by Linda Grashoff. It was filed under Driftwood and was tagged with barnacles, beach, Driftwood, Florida, nature, photography, Robinson Preserve, trees.
What beautiful colours and textures 😊
March 6, 2018 at 3:19 AM
Thank you, Alastair. I’d never seen yellow stuff on driftwood. I wonder if it is a kind of lichen.
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March 6, 2018 at 10:01 AM
Either lichen or fungi I’d say.
March 6, 2018 at 10:06 AM
barnacles, yellow stuff, green stuff – this log has had a life. And still does! Nicely composed, with those curves. Was this in a place where an inlet or stream meets the ocean?
March 6, 2018 at 11:54 AM
Not right here, no. I think it will be worth going back to the Robinson Preserve just to see the driftwood. We were lucky to be there at low tide; most of what I found interesting would probably be under water at high tide.
March 6, 2018 at 12:19 PM
Ah, I see. And now you’re back in no-tide-land, with other pleasures to keep you busy!
March 7, 2018 at 12:33 PM
Currently being kept busy by preparing tax stuff. Yuck. But enjoying reconnecting with all things Oberlin. (I’m a bit late in responding! Sorry.)
March 14, 2018 at 7:18 PM
Beautiful image – especially like the shape of the wood, the barnacles and the greens and yellows. A 🙂
March 7, 2018 at 5:59 AM
Thanks, Adrian. The barnacles are like settings for jewels, whose rubies and diamonds have returned to the sea.
March 7, 2018 at 9:10 AM
The barnacles are settings for jewels??? I like that thought very much – wonderful imagination!!! 🙂
March 7, 2018 at 9:31 AM
Thank you, Adrian!
March 7, 2018 at 9:38 AM
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