is known for it's Driftwood Beach
where mighty oaks have fallen
into the surf's grasp
through years of storms and tides...
This beach is also known as
Roots Beach by the locales...
At low tides, tidal pools form
as the waves recede into the bay.
The wet sand glows in the dawn light,
wrinkled as the ocean
pulls it's tides back
to reveal this very interesting beach...
A clear sky at sunrise
is rainbow hued,
the salty air is balmy,
and the quiet
of the early morning hour
sinks into sleepy bones
and the soul is quieted
as we breathe it all in...
After 30 years in the floral and plant nursery business, Debra and Dave Vanderlaan sold both businesses and turned their life-long photography hobby into full-time obsession. The Vanderlaans are both award-winning photographers and well-known both domestically and internationally.
Many of their images showcase the tropical landscapes of South Florida and the mountain vistas of the Smoky Mountains and many gorgeous scenes around the world. Their motto is Celebrate Life and that seemed a natural name for their gallery. Their images have been displayed in the Smithsonian Museum, North Carolina Museum of Art, Turchin Art Center in Boone NC, Palm Beach Photography Museum and many other museums and galleries around the country. Some of their...
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