tafoni talk

tafoni for blog-

What can be found in the deserts of the Negev, in Antarctica, the Isle of Skye, Germany, India…and Galiano Island?
Here on Galiano Island our coast is predominantly sandstone, and features amazing tafoni from north to south. In all its spectacular shapes, hollows, lacework and  lattice, it provides endless fascination as the light plays on it, highlighting its contours and patterns.  The photo here (above)  was taken on our own flagpole point, and I’ve included a gallery below with several other photos I’ve posted over the past while.

In need of some refreshment…


sweet pea after the rain-4440Goodness knows we all need some refreshment. We need some rain. So.. mindful of our need, and the thirsty soil around us,  I  thought this photo of a sweet pea in my garden after a much needed rain some time ago was a fitting reminder that the rain and its refreshment will come. Sometime. If not today…

This afternoon I’ve added a new gallery to the already existing ones on my blog. I’ve included 21 photos from my meanderings around Galiano, to offer glimpses of this and that…birds, berries, flowers, sunrises and more. And maybe a touch of refreshment too.

You can find the Photo Galleries by clicking on the Photo Galleries text on the left sidebar, and you can find the newest gallery either on that page or by clicking here.

driftwood creatures

Driftwood shapes - (click on image for a larger view)
Driftwood shapes – (click on image for a larger view)

Since my early days spending my summers exploring the beach, clambering on logs, playing day-long games and building forts with my friends, the tangle of silvered roots has evoked imagination and stories, conjured images of creatures both friendly and fierce.
I don’t clamber quite so quickly now,  and I am exploring different beaches, but my love of the driftwood shapes remains as active as ever— it is simply part of me. (Rooted in me?) Yesterday’s walk along the sandstone shore, this marvellous root caught my imagination again, and I’ve played with the image just for fun, and wanted to share it here.
I wonder what creatures you see? and what stories it suggests?