“Sea Planter” from Mindfulness Meditation Creations, Little Whale Cove, Oregon

“Sea Planter” comes alive!
“Sea Planter” ready to be finished…

While we were walking slowly along the Cove Beach about 10 days ago, I looked down and saw this ‘thing’ at the edge of the water. It looked like a living thing…

Stuff oozed out, seaweed, critters, bugs and other stuff from the sea. “It’s a living thing,” I remarked to Judy. “Are you actually going to pick it up?” She said that, looking at me with with some speculation…

It was heavy and soaked. Little sea bugs were crawling out. It surely looked like a science project to me. So, I picked it up and put it in the bag. It was about 2ft long, and full of who knows what…

I let the ugly piece of old driftwood dry for a few days and started cleaning it out. I found surprises at every pull of my small scraping tool. The groves and crevasses seemed very deep.

The little crabs and bugs started to emerge. “Holy cow!” I thought while my scraping continued. This process continued for days on end…

After exhaust every means and methods of cleaning, and sanding, look what appeared! This old piece of soft white pine was home to a colony of living breathing little creatures from the sea.

https://www.fishlore.com/aquariumfishforum/threads/pine-wood-used-as-drift-wood.163609/

There was rythem to it. Just like life itself. I saw mountains, rivers, basalt cliffs, oceans and the cycle of life in motion over time in the ecosystem of life in motion…

Judy came by for a look. “It’s a planter for our front porch,” she said with a big smile. “I made this for you, my love.” I remarked while looking up at her smile…

Steve and Judy Sparks
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