Over the last few months I’ve been paying attention to lichens. The trouble is, the more closely you look, the more questions arise.
After a while the boundary between stone and lichen seems to blur. Are some of these decorative patterns the stone itself, or are they all lichens? Continue reading “Lichens on Stone Walls in Darwen, Lancashire”
Lichen-encrusted kindling tones perfectly with the colour scheme of this Mississippi-style porch chair. To me, its bright, cheerful design looks just as good with the extra textures heaped on by weather’s rust and flaking.
Its owner hurried to brush away the wood when he learned I wanted to take its picture, but I thought it was perfect as it was. Continue reading “Handpainted Metal Chair”
Seeing some of the posts in my Reader, I’ve been suffering snow envy… just a little, much as I’d like any seasonal snow cover to be. To try to assuage these feelings, I’m sharing this scene from one of our visits to Dunham Massey’s winter garden near Manchester, while it had a smattering of snow. Continue reading “Tree Snag and Lichen”