Lichens are intriguing. Often the first form of life to colonise a new area of rock, they are commonly seen and also commonly overlooked. They frequent older buildings, stone walls, and most perennial plants, particularly trees. Lichens are important because they often occupy niches that, at least sometime during the season, are so dry, or hot, or sterile, that nothing else will grow there.
In the hot and dry times in my life that seem unproductive, it may be that Grace is growing a bit of lichen – some small ruffled newness that needs no notice but still proclaims life and growth.
Good morning, So lovely and interesting and encouraging! Thank you, Ellen
Thank you for stopping by to read Stones and Feathers, Ellen! I love to pick up twigs and moss and rocks when I am out for my walks. This twig with lichen walked with me for about two miles. I admire the colors and all the little ruffles.
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