4.15.2018

Magical realm of Lichen


these colors!


striking designs
and colors


like an island
of wonder


many kinds
look like
living art


I still have a foot of snow at my place
yet daily the rings of earth around trees grow larger
winter is thawing into spring
 the creek sings 
day and night

wandering around boulders
a delightful miniature world
of lichen thriving

macro lens and the details spring to sight

lichen will hold me over until the world turns green
and 
mushrooms and flowers abound

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26 comments:

  1. Lichens are indeed amazing. If I am not mistaken they are the first organisms to invade lava beds after a volcanic eruption and aid in fixing nitrogen, which sets off the whole sequence of other growth.

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    1. Yes, I believe it is something like that. Maybe algae comes first and lichen is a mix of algae and fungi. It is all so amazing. Thank goodness for these critters.

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  2. Nature gives us things that are wonderful!
    Have a good one, Tammie !.

    Tomás.

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    1. I completely agree with you.

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  3. They feel quite otherworldly.

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    1. Yes, they do. a bit like tidal pool critters.

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  4. Great post.
    Thanks for sharing.

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  5. Fascinating captures of colour, patterns and texture. So beautiful seen through your macro lens, Tammie!

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    1. I agree Sandra, they are fascinating.
      Thank you.

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  6. This blog is so special about lichen to me. Thank you for sharing these mysteriously beautiful colors and patterns which look out of this world.

    Yoko

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    1. Thank you for enjoying them Stardust.

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  7. Absolutely gorgeous - the colors, the textures - WOW!

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  8. I love these little wonders that you bring to life.

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    1. So glad you enjoyed these little wonders Mary.

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  9. These are great photos! I love lichens and they are doing well right now.

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    1. Thank you Terry. They are doing well. Each year I learn a bit more about them and it is fun to notice the growing bits on them this time of year.

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  10. These look like gorgeous abstract paintings. I could see one or all of them enlarged -- I mean REALLY enlarged -- and on the wall of a building.

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    1. Thank you Jeanie, I agree with you. I would love looking at them on a wall.

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  11. Those are really beautiful, you've capture the beauty so well. I have never seen such things in Nature...maybe because I haven't really looked? :)

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  12. Your lichen photos are so awesome, Tammie. Worlds within worlds without end... We're having a blizzard just now in Breck. I'm sitting by the fire and dreaming of sandy beaches.

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  13. Beautiful. I do love lichens. We are blessed with a lot of different species at our new property. I suspect it may be something to do with the damper conditions there!!

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  14. Wow - such minute beauty!

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  15. Lichens are indeed like living art. I love their colors and crazy textures!

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  16. Wow....fabulous colours and patterns!

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Warm greetings to you~

Thank you for visiting and also for sharing your thoughts and feelings. Seeing through your eyes and heart mean so much to me!

Tammie