Today's photos feature driftwood, and the accompanying narrative features drifting, as in off topic.
These first two photos were taken several weeks ago at Aaron's Beach. I particularly like the second one, below, that looks like the two pieces of wood are shaking hands. Or maybe the one on the left is a gentleman helping a lady out of her chair. Or maybe the one on the left is givin' fives to the one on the right.
Or something. See above about drifting, which may soon apply to the reader, who is no doubt drifting off to sleep.
Below is a piece that looks like
Good dogs. Go get 'em.
Now we come to the piece de resistance in this strange little exhibit.
The photos below, of what appears to be some prehistoric creature with arms outstretched, are from Cow Point, at the mouth of Queens Creek. I shot this back in the summer. (The photos, not the prehistoric creature, also known as a piece of driftwood. But of course that didn't really need explaining now did it?)
All this fellow needs is a cape and perhaps a coat of paint to touch up his facial features, and he could be the mascot of Queens Creek.
Not that we need one, especially with this beast around:
|Gustav, my mother's killer goose. Unofficial King of Queen's Creek and official inventor of the evil eye.|
Wikipedia says: "According to Norse mythology, the first humans, Ask and Embla, were formed out of two pieces of driftwood, an ash and an elm, by the god Odin and his brothers, Vili and Ve."
Wikipedia says, "From the time of the Romans, white geese have been held in great esteem....Whereas wild geese have a horizontal posture and slim rear end, domesticated geese lay down large fat deposits toward the tail end, giving a fat rear and forcing the bird into a more upright posture. This also completely prevents flight, though geese will run and flap their wings when startled, and may get a foot or so in the air momentarily... Domestic geese have been used for centuries as watch animals and guards, and are among the most aggressive of all poultry."