Yellow Lichen

Coquina and I went walking around the Black Point a few days ago. Late winter sun slanted ever more acutely as we made our way down the beach, through the dunes, and then towards home, through a path surrounded by brilliantly lit grasses.

Angled light reflected from arced leaf and sturdy stem.

Tans and russets and ochres and browns….

Sun backlit my furry friend.

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A few hundred feet off the path, a sparse cedar hurled a flare of color.

To which I went, as a prospector called to the glint of metal.

There was lichen, yellowgold lichen, on areas large and small.

The sun struck shadows over all.

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There were nuggets of color on the trunk.

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And there!

On a branch.

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Was a mother lode of gold.






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