Have you ever taken a trip to the beach, strolled along the shore with the sand between your toes and a gentle breeze on your face and come across a beautiful piece of driftwood?
Weathered and worn, a twisted piece of art. If so, you are not alone. Since moving to the beautiful Oregon Coast it is one of our favorite things to do. As we like to call it, getting supplies.
So what exactly is driftwood and where does it come from? Driftwood is created when branches fall into rivers or trees being uprooted by strong winds and rain and eventually making their way to the sea.
During their travels towards the seas they can come across many obstacles, like rocks and rapids, causing them to twist and break.
Eventually they make their way to the open sea. Oregon has vast forests along it's many rivers and creeks and coastline. Once they meet the saltwater they are caught up in the relentless waves and currents which help to sculpt and polish these travellers into beautiful weathered masterpieces. It's mother nature presenting you a piece of her art. She does it best, so beautiful.
I often wonder where the journey started for these nomads. Each having a unique story, some traveling vast distances to find a place on this beach. Knowing for many of these beautiful masterpieces, this is only a temporary resting spot, for us to enjoy, before the waves reclaim them and they are off on their next adventure. It truly captivates me and sparks the imagination. Just going with the flow, moving along.
Each time we travel to the beach, which never seems to be enough, it's like going to a new beach, it's never the same way twice. What will the beach look like today?
It can be a flat and smooth sandy beach or high rolling dunes with the wind ripping across the tops.
The beach can be covered in rocks, inches deep and then none.
It can have massive trees twisted and weathered or just broken up twigs.
Many varieties of sea kelp to shiny blobs on the sand. Have lived here for five years and it still amazes us, it's never boring. You never know what treasures you'll find.
We like to find, shells, plants, rocks etc,
and Kaylyn takes some amazing photos. Driftwood, it calls me. It's all about the trees.
So why do we call it, "getting supplies"
We make these!
and more. Follow us to see what we create with mother natures art. We will also be sharing more behind the scenes of the process in creating these pieces with driftwood. The joys and excitement to the trails and tribulations that go into making these. The Love.