Friday Fun Challenge – Lichen

thanks to Kate for hosting Friday Fun https://aroused.blog/2020/12/05/friday-fun-lichen/

I’ve always been fascinated with Lichen. Those dusty colours and frilly textures are very appealing to me. I had to go back into the archives for these shots.

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Sunshine’s Macro Monday – August 10, 2020

…thanks to Irene for hosting Macro Monday

I’m posting the photos taken from a distance first and then I will show you the macro shots. I was at the cottage for five days and had fun looking for macro subjects.84939-F0-C-D412-49-AD-B15-D-7-AD6-C76-E867-D 76874416-A0-C4-48-D1-90-B9-56-D88-CE916-BC C6-E86083-12-E2-483-D-A9-D7-2-D15-EFC1-EA12 7-CACF569-080-B-4-AEA-8-B11-10058-A34-D5-A8 9-BDD287-F-7-FFF-46-F0-B0-A2-A07309506298

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Liken the Lichen

…..I’ve always been fascinated by this composite organism

Lichen is a dual organism composed of fungi living in close association with green algae. It appears as a thin crust on bark and rocks and grows extremely slowly. Some grow as slowly as 0.01 mm per year in arctic regions  and in more temperate climates it might grow  5 to 8 mm per year. Lichen can live for thousands of years.

At my cottage, up in the Georgian Bay area, lichen appears mostly on the bark of trees. I love photographing it up close.

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Daily Prompt: The Power of Touch

…..it’s no secret I love texture

Nature has an abundance of beautiful textures. Here are a few of my favourite subjects to photograph because of their textural surfaces.

Fossils embedded in the rock.

Fossils embedded in the rock.

Tree Bark

Tree Bark

Feathers in the sand.

Feathers in the sand.

Lichen

Lichen

For more photos of texture check out Daily Prompt: Texture