November 17, 2007 in Nature, Printworks by Marja-Leena
on a dark wet bark of tree
life never ending
Olivia, this is lovely!
Of course, this is some kind of lichen, but makes me think of a flower. I should find out what it’s called, any readers happen to know?
I do not know what it is called, Marja-Leena. It looks nice on that dead tree.
Lovely. I found this website some time ago: http://www.elkhornslough.org/newspages/lichens.htm
Ah, the microscopic world of mosses and lichen.
They’re fascinating little plants for the botanist but I prefer to get down on my hands and knees and view them at pixie-level when they become the Little People’s gardens….
Olga, thanks. The link is interesting!
Hi Julia! (or Mouse as I’ve known you!!) Did you know that I, too, was at pixie level here, both metaphorically and physically? Wanting to know the biological name only comes much later, after that visit to fairyland.
Lovely photo Marja-Leena and I like your title! What a nice way to think of them. My favourite time is when they’re “blooming” with the red caps on top of their stalks.
Thanks Amie! I can’t remember if I’ve seen these with the red caps, I’d love to see that!
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