Silent Sunday – Animal, Vegetable, Mineral

About Eliza Waters

Gardener, writer, photographer, naturalist
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72 Responses to Silent Sunday – Animal, Vegetable, Mineral

  1. Such detail Eliza! Great photo!

  2. Karen Lang says:

    Amazing 👏👏😊

  3. Joanne says:

    What a great find! Is there still ice and snow about?

  4. Amazing capture, Eliza!

  5. neihtn2012 says:

    Interesting and nicely framed.

  6. Alice says:

    Kind of strange that the lichen can grow on something rusty. Looks somewhat like ‘land-coral.’

  7. Fabulous to see such details, the colors compliment the shot!

  8. ke01341 says:

    Wow, one of my favorite photos, your “eye” captures such beauty.

  9. Anne says:

    Lichen fascinates me – this is an interesting looking composition.

  10. sandyjwhite says:

    Now there’s some interesting texture, Eliza. Cool!

  11. I love this question. Beautiful and mysterious.

  12. Debbie says:

    Well done, Eliza! The detail is amazing!

  13. Murtagh's Meadow says:

    Such lovely colours

  14. pbmgarden says:

    Amazingly cool find, Eliza!

  15. Interesting to see the lichen growing on metal. Wonderful contrasting colours too.

  16. Kris P says:

    My initial thought was coral but I then I realized that wasn’t possible, even in a paradise like yours. Although I occasionally find moss, I’ve never seen lichen here so I’m ignorant of its many fascinating manifestations.

    • Eliza Waters says:

      I’m sorry that you haven’t seen much of the wonderful world of lichen. One of nature’s great charms, IMO. I have to pause to study nearly every one I see. 🙂

  17. Beautiful detail, Eliza! I confess I would not have guessed this is lichen on rusted metal. My first thought was a patch of barnacles on reddish sand on a beach – or maybe on an old painted boat. Wonderful contrasts!

  18. Robin says:

    Beautiful capture, Eliza. I thought the same as Birder’s Journey. It reminds me a lot of barnacles, and the contrast is wonderful.

  19. Interesting facts: “The plant-like appearance of lichens hides their true identity. A lichen is not a single organism, but the result of a partnership (mutualistic symbiosis) between a fungus and an alga or cyanobacteria. Some lichens are formed of three or more partners.” The article continues:

  20. Jane Lurie says:

    Gorgeous image, Eliza. Rich colors and texture contrasts. So appealing to the eye. 🙂

  21. tippysmom2 says:

    I thought it looked like coral too. Very cool that it is a lichen on metal. Love the detail and contrast in colors.

  22. ladyfi says:

    Love the texture in this shot.

  23. That’s a gorgeous licken on a very nice background. It’s amazing how lichens can colonize most anything and anywhere. Wonderful detail, Eliza.

  24. Great nature abstract and detail shot! Mother Nature never ceases to amaze and in so many ways!

  25. naturebackin says:

    Great shot and a good question! It can be surprising what surfaces lichen thrives on. Here it even grows on the polycarbonate roofing over our back deck.

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  27. Dawn Renee says:

    That is such a neat photo.

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