One of the tracks on The Moody Blues 1978 album ‘Octave’ is Driftwood.
Sadly I don’t have any albums at all now as they all went to a charity shop in the Great Sort Out, but I remember this one, mainly because I find driftwood beautiful and fascinating.

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When I went to visit Bro in NZ in 2010, I found many pieces lying on the beach, and selected this one for its delicacy and intricacy.
I wrapped it very carefully to bring it home, hoping I wouldn’t damage it before Hubby had a chance to see it.
It is so smooth and warm to the touch, almost paper thin in places producing this lovely lace effect.
Now that we have our shelves up, it is on display with the other little treasures that make up our life together.

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NZ driftwood

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almost paper thin

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looks like fingers reaching out

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Hollow and yawning



About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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12 Responses to Driftwood

  1. colinandray says:

    I still have all my Moody Blues Albums, as well as a couple that Justin Hayward and John Lodge did together. 🙂

  2. DM says:

    “The Great Sort Out”..never heard that term used before but I like it. In my case, I think was more “the Day My Mom leaned out the closet after I’d left.” I too find drift wood and other pieces of weathered wood beautiful. (We have a friend who owns a couple of pieces of antique furniture originally built by an eccentric Dr at the turn of the century out of large pieces of drift wood. He also did some carving on them..very one of a kind pieces of art.

    • Our Great Sort Out was the ‘loss’ of everything we’d put in storage that wouldn’t ffit in the boat. We’d originally intended to downsize, and from our three bed two reception cottage narrowed our possessions down so that what we had left, plus my Peugeot 206 went inside a 20 foot shipping container. When we bought the boat, 95% of that had to go, and we managed to get everything left in our two cars. Back at the boat, another 95% of that had to go as well. There were some casualties that went to charity by mistake, but we manage with what we have, and if we can’t wear it or eat it, don’t normally buy it!

  3. Barb Knowles says:

    It could be the skull of an animal with those large tendrils. Beautiful.

  4. prior.. says:

    ahhhh… lked hearing how the driftwood was “wrapped very carefully” to bring home – and interesting to learn about the Moody Blues song –

  5. prior.. says:

    PS – my driftwood pics are not posted – just in case you get a chance to check them out –

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