Friday, 10 December 2010

FROSTED LICHEN ON A ROCK

11 comments:

Hermes said...

That would make such a great painting - its the subtle colours.

Nat said...

Very unusual...the cracked frozen surface looks almost like a salt pan in a desert!

RuneE said...

A sight the would please Rudolf - and others as well :-)

Sujomi said...

The winter weather does that texture to my hands as well!

Chuck said...

Winter time gives us some really great views. You capture them vividly, Lucy.

Lucy Corrander said...

Hello Hermes. I'm not sure how I'd react to it as a painting. I'd probably get mesmerised for I find the colours and shapes restful.

Hello Nat. Interesting you say the cracks remind you of a salt pan. One of the things which intrigues me is how frost could manage to accumulate there. It is on a rock right by the sea and I would have expected the surface to be too salty to allow this to happen.

Hello Rune. I'm getting to know your mind. When I showed a picture of a Fly Agaric toadstool . . . you said much the same . . . Hmm! Incidentally, there has been some controversy here recently about reindeer. A little group (maybe groups) is being taken round the country and put on display in busy shopping streets to help with the Christmas atmosphere. They are kept in a little pen and passers by are offered dry moss (lichen?) with which to feed them. Many people think transporting them round like this is cruel. I do too. On the other hand, I was interested to see real reindeer.

Sujomi - my hands crack in the cold too. Washing the dishes makes them worse.

Hello Chuck. I'm hoping people aren't getting fed up with winter photos. My usual style is to see the interesting in the mundane. This kind of frost (and the ice and the snow we have had recently) are far from mundane in our part of the world and I can't resist taking the opportunity to take note of them while they are here.

Thank you all for your comments.

Lucy

James said...

Nice looking texture!

Lucy Corrander said...

Hello James. The frost has achieved something remarkable on this rock, I think.

Lucy

Rosey said...

Sometimes the sour cream in my fridge goes moldy and resembles this. How strange.
I love the textures and lighting in this photo.

fer said...

Beautiful photo! love the texture. Is interesting to think that even tho it looks like that it is very much alive.

Lucy Corrander said...

Hell Fer - lichen is extraordinary in its complexity.

Lucy

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