Driftwood Studio

Every morning (if it’s not storming) I walk ten minutes from our duplex down to my driftwood studio and sit with my coffee or tea to read, write and contemplate. Right now I am reading Thich Nhat Hanh’s excellent book “Nothing to Do, Nowhere to Go” on the teachings of the Zen Master Linji. I also have my Sony eBook reader with me that has several other favorites I am currently reading off and on.

In the image “Overview Driftwood Studio” you can see on the right a large tree stump. The tree was about four feet in diameter and its stump with roots is a powerful protective shield against the North Wind that very often blows here on the Southern Oregon Coast at the little town of Gold Beach. When the South Wind blows I can take up quarters on the other side of the stump where I have set up another nice sitting place. Most often, however, the wind comes from the North and so here is where you will find me. I arrive there usually between 8:30 ~ 9 am and stay for about an hour.

The following images give you an impression of “my” driftwood studio. Of course it is everyone’s, but I keep it cleaned up, taking the empty beer cans etc. to the trash when someone leaves them there. I have a corner with a trash bag nearby and lately others have been putting trash directly into it, so the area stays clean. Sometimes I come down and someone took a liking to the nice place and are sleeping when I arrive. Then I go to the next corner for my studies that morning. Enjoy the images!

Reading smiling

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overview driftwood studio

overview driftwood studio

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closer view

closer view

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seat - lectern - coffee table

seat – lectern – coffee table

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view to the Sun in the East

view to the Sun in the East

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view to the ocean

view to the Pacific Ocean

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