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Sunday, August 30, 2009

Pitted driftwood on the shore

I found this captivating log cast up on the rocks on the Columbia's banks the other day while walking along the River Walk somewhere between Safeway and the Maritime Museum. I don't know that I've ever seen a log with pitted, trailing patterns quite like this. I must have seen one at some time, since I doubt that its such an exotic species that its like hasn't been found on these shores before, but I really can't place it. If anyone knows, I'd be interested in hearing your thoughts. Coming across a picturesque piece of natural art like this just added to the beauty of the day, the calm and peaceful sense of having the good fortune to be able to stroll along the banks of such a beautiful river.

4 comments:

Don and Krise said...

What interesting patterns. Something really has made it look like swiss cheese. I've seen lots of pitted driftwood before, but this is different. Thanks for sharing.

Vogon Poet said...

This is a really different type of wood, but I can recognize any pattern. If anyone can solve this mystery...
Another thing I like are those naturally sandblasted piece of glass, usually bottles, you find along the shore.

Jacob said...

It seems we use to find these in the deserts of Arizona. We'd use them for decoration.

Maybe this came a long, long way to Astoria?

Sueso said...

I'm guessing it's been eaten by insects...Again, just a guess. MAYBE it's a log thrown into the river during the explosion of Mt. St. Helens? It was amazing how many were in the river at that time. (I'm trying to be a little whimsical. :o)

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