Saturday, March 3, 2012

Lichen

I found this to be so interesting.
I think it is a type of lichen,
however,
I couldn't find one just like it on google.
If anyone knows more,
feel free to correct me.

I quite liked the way it ambled up the tree.

Makes me daydream of sprites and fairies.

20 comments:

Lynne said...

Hmmm . . . wish I could help.

Lottie said...

Jill, it is really beautiful! It does make you think of sprites and fairies. Have a great weekend!

Melodie said...

I don't know either but I agree,,it makes me think of fairies and wood spirits!

Eva Ason said...

I love trees, these pictures are lovely!
Have a great weekend!

Eva

Julie Marie said...

Hi Jill... it kind of looks like Pixie Cups lichen... not sure, but I am sure there are fairies and sprites all about there... xoxo Julie Marie

TexWisGirl said...

makes me think of shells on the beach.

Gloria Hood said...

Pretty interesting! I don't know anything either though.

EG Wow said...

I think it's a shelf fungus, but I have no idea which kind exactly.

Madi and Mom said...

I believe that is what we saw moose nibbling on when we were in Alaska!!
Very pretty pictures
Hugs C

Dianna said...

I'm not sure what it is, but it does make you think of fairies!

Dawn's Craft Place said...

How funny I thought of fairies also as soon as I seen it...lol

Ellie said...

I'm afraid I've no idea what it might be - no surprise there eh lol.
It does add something to the look of the tree though doesn't it?

Nancy said...

Fascinating design on the tree. The top image has several places that give the appearance of tiny little pines -- like Christmas trees. I love to see photos like this that show something new every time I look at them. Thanks for visiting my A Joyful Cottage blog and entering our giveaway. God bless.

Paula said...

Hummm you come up with some interesting things to blog about.

Rohrerbot said...

I don't know either...wish I could help. I always find it really interesting against the bark of a tree. Oranges, yellows, greens...and I like when mushrooms grow on the tree as well.

Chatty Crone said...

I am not sure either - sorry, sandie

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

We have that on trees here too, and I'll have to look up what it is. I like the thought of fairies being about!

Kim @ Stuff could... said...

It looks like you are right but I have no idea

Nancy Claeys said...

Whatever they are, they contrast nicely with the tree bark. :)

Donna said...

Hi Jill,

It almost looked like something that grows before Spanish Moss does in trees here on the Coast, and found this, http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/fungi/lichens/lichens.html
if you are interested at all. It is a fungi and and green alga - or then again, maybe not. I've seen something similar in the mountains on the pines here.

Have a wonderful day!

Hugs,
Donna