Wordless Wednesday – Moss, Lichen & Fungi

About Eliza Waters

Gardener, writer, photographer, naturalist
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70 Responses to Wordless Wednesday – Moss, Lichen & Fungi

  1. Jane Lurie says:

    Very cool textures. Great shot, Eliza.

  2. Anne says:

    There is plenty of detail to enjoy in this photograph!

  3. Maria says:

    So beautiful in its own way ❤️

  4. arlingwoman says:

    Don’t you just love moss and lichen? Such mysterious beauty.

  5. A complete world, right there. I love moss. It seems so imaginative to me.

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  7. I was cutting up several downed trees yesterday and saw this up close and personal. It’s a beautiful thing.

  8. Nature invites is in…to see her beauty while inviting us to see our natural beauty! It’s easy to contemplate so much while looking at this wonderful photo. Beautiful. Thank you! 💜

  9. Dale says:

    What a beautiful trio, Eliza!

  10. Treah Pichette says:

    Such a fascinating group of plants….and ancient.

  11. gwenniesgardenworld says:

    Beautiful !

  12. Such a pleasing trio. The green provides a lovely contrast.

  13. shoreacres says:

    I still haven’t figured out the relationships among these three, or their characteristics, but I know beauty when I see it, and these are beautiful.

  14. Not only an appealing artistic presentation, but also an amazing symbiosis!

  15. susurrus says:

    Wonderful textures!

  16. Alice says:

    What an interesting group to encounter….you really do see everything!

  17. Debbie says:

    So many things growing, even when we don’t think they should be! A lovely capture, Eliza.

  18. Kris P says:

    They are beautiful. I can’t even imagine seeing moss, lichen and fungi clustered together like that – in fact, I don’t think I’ve ever seen lichen here. But, with all the recent rain, there’s more moss than ever this year 🙂

  19. Widdershins says:

    The building blocks of life on earth. 🙂

  20. Val Boyko says:

    Love the contrast texture and vibrant green. Very cool 🍄

  21. Al;though they each are in the same place, each is playing a different game. The fungus enters the tree and devours it. The lichen, combination of an alga and fungus work on the outside and the moss is just hanging in there. 🙂 Very nice shot of some agreeable ecological citizens, Eliza.

    • Eliza Waters says:

      Thanks, Steve. I wasn’t sure if the lichen was consuming or just hitching a ride. 🙂

      • I didn’t mean to indicate that the lichen devours the branch it is on. They survive on whatever they can glean from the air around them. Sometimes they coexist with a separate fungus that is causing the tree to decay and appear to be dining on the branch but that is just a coincidence.

  22. Pepper says:

    Great angle to capture the best of all three. 😊👏🏽

  23. A lovely illustration of coexistence and delightful diversity. I love all the little details you captured in each of them.

  24. My favorite little things.

  25. nshami14 says:

    Such an interesting photo. It’s a whole world of textures.

  26. Jet Eliot says:

    Hasn’t it been wonderful this time of year with all this vibrant life on the tree trunks? Great photo, Eliza, celebrating the beauty that is uniquely winter.

    • Eliza Waters says:

      Thank you, Jet. We’ve had more rain than snow, so the woods are very accessible. I’m free to roam and explore without needing snowshoes. Less of a workout, too. 😉

  27. gaiainaction says:

    Moss, lichen and fungi are wonderful parts of nature to study, here we have a multitude of them due to the wet climate. Beautiful Eliza.

  28. Beautiful post and I like that visibility of the fungi there so stunning. Mother nature is very marvellous 🔥🔥😊

  29. Those three seem to like to live together.

  30. Ver cool earthy shots!

  31. A strange and interesting little world!

  32. An interesting trio and another great find!

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