Lichen It

I went on a great walk the other afternoon. I left home not long after lunch, and didn’t get home until dark. Today there’s not enough time to assemble those hours into a succinct summation, so I’ll just share three photos of a rock with lichen on it.

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I love the simple subtlety of this graygreen color.

The rock was at the edge of the road.

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Lichen grows slowly but persistently.

What drew my notice to the roack was the fact that it was almost completely lichen-covered. Actually, what first drew my notice was the patches of rock surface still exposed, as the contrast between granite and growth was so strong.

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The patterns that first caught my eye.

I wrote a longer lichen piece a few years ago.

Check it out.

https://thetompostpile.wordpress.com/2013/06/08/lichen-maine/

 

Well…….

Some posts are long.

(Like the recent Quansoo post.)

Some posts are short.

(Like this one.)

 

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