Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Moss and Fungus Took a Lichen

lichen by Teckelcar
lichen, a photo by Teckelcar on Flickr.
We have a couple of downed trees on our property from a big blow a few years back, hurricane Isabel to be precise. Most of the trees (and there were many) were cut up, but a few were left.

One in particular I requested to stay intact because our kids had fun clambering over it as it was near their play sets. Since it was off the lawn, along the edge of the woods we let it lie.

The bark is wearing off and rot is setting in. It is beautiful in its decay. I like in particular the cluster of fungus and moss on an old boll that has a smattering of lichen in between.

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