Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Wordless Wednesday – lichen

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8 comments:

A Year In My Garden said...

I'm quite puzzled - what are we looking at here ? It is an extreme macro ? I googled lichens but I couldn't identify this. Nice image though.

HappyMouffetard said...

Nothing that exciting, I'm afraid - it's just some lichen centre of photo) growing on the branch of a monkey puzzle tree.

patientgardener said...

Someone in my art class is painting a picture of lichen - very fiddly

Gwenfar's Lottie said...

Yet another stunning picture from the Inelegant Gardener!

Helen said...

I'm likin' your lichen. And really wish I could have a monkeypuzzle tree!

Esther Montgomery said...

Wonderful.

I like lichen.

Esther

Nutty Gnome said...

Not that fond of monkey puzzle trees, but I love this photo!

Plantaliscious said...

Unexpected! I tend to assume that lichen only grows on cold hard surfaces. I like the way the delicacy of the lichen contrasts with the spikiness of the host.