Tuesday, August 10, 2010

August Break: Lichen

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These lichen are on a tombstone in Dublin, Ohio's historical cemetery. I love the color of lichens. Did you know that the tree tops on model railroad tracks are made of a form of lichen? That they are used to scent soap and were used in the past to dye wools? But mostly, they are beautiful, these the most gorgeous rusty orange color. They are beauty in the most inhospitable of environments, a lesson that we can thrive no matter where we are thrown, even if it means only growing a fraction of a millimeter a year.

11 comments:

Kate (Southern-Belle-Simple) said...

such a sweet blog you have lady...i just became your newest follower! looking forward to getting to know you better! xoxo

Char said...

isn't lichen beautiful - i'm always intrigued with it

Amy said...

I love lichen too! And I am terribly fond of moss, with its tiny star-shaped flowers and soft springy cushion-ness, even though cushion-ness is not a word.

Cora said...

Learned something here today that I did not know...blogging is very educational! Thanks!!

Laurie said...

Lovely, as are all of your pictures. Personally, I've always been fascinated with that thick green moss that grows on trees. I could explore it for hours on end. :-)

Mariella said...

I really like this one Erin, and your blog is great! x Mariella

Emily said...

I love this photo! Linchen, moss, bark... they are all such great textures.

Dana said...

You have such a pretty blog!! I love your header and am looking forward to reading along! xoxo

New follower

Paul C said...

You have a wonderful blog here. Orange lichen is serendipitous.

Kelly said...

Beautiful picture, love the colours. Lichen sounds lovely!

Jen said...

Such a great picture and message!

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