Friday, April 21, 2017

Strange

Lichens are weird, sometimes. This one looks like something out of one of Spaceman Spiff's (aka Calvin) alien-scapes. Much more friendly, though.

Lichen in a bowl. The closer I get, the more alien it becomes.

Botchy, bumpy, flaking "skin", red-tipped reproductive structures.

I brought this one home to get a better look at it, because on the ground, in the semi-shade of wet trees, my eyes couldn't make sense of its shape. At home, under bright lights, it's still bewildering.


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