Category Archives: A Liking for Lichens

Here Be Goblins (3)

Here’s another offering from our hike on Mt. Taranaki earlier this week. We were surrounded by three of my favorite forms of vegetation—mosses, ferns, and lichens. Today I bring you a sample of the latter. I would have loved to … Continue reading

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SpringScapes (4-A) / A Liking for Lichens

My blog-buddy Steve S expressed an interest in the lichens visible in my last post, and I promised him I’d post a sequel. I’m a devoted lichen fan, and I love to find them growing on anything they can, especially … Continue reading

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Isolation Antidotes (24): A Liking for Lichens—Misty May Morning

I haven’t featured lichens in a post in more than three and a half years, but I’ve been discussing lichens recently with blogging buddy Steve Schwartzman and I figure it’s about time to revisit this category with another one from … Continue reading

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A liking for lichens: Bretagne

Earlier this month, as I was going through my archives from my visit to France in April 2002 to bring you my photo of the Vaillac meadow, I came across this study that I made during an adventurous and memorable … Continue reading

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A liking for lichens: Craters of the Moon

Most of you have not seen anything new on my site or otherwise heard from me in some 2½ weeks. This is not due to any illness or injury per se, but rather to an inability to sit comfortably for … Continue reading

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Big Bog slog blog (no dog)

While we were up at the cabin in Minnesota recently, we decided to revisit a place we’d been to once before. It’s the Big Bog State Recreation Area, with its headquarters near Upper Red Lake. It’s been five years since … Continue reading

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500 Ways to Live Your Love

On this milesone of my 500th post with WordPress, I thank all of you who have been following my blogs. I’ve thought about how to celebrate this, and decided to spend most of the day sorting out a dozen of … Continue reading

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A liking for lichens: Bedecked birch branch

I’m way overdue for another lichen feature, and a good opportunity just came to light.  This white-birch branch fell spontaneously on the little trail that leads from the cabin to the wood shed, and I couldn’t help but admire the … Continue reading

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A Liking for Lichens: Tiniroto

The time:  Sunday, September 19, 2004 (just 10 days short of 8 years ago).  The place:  near the town of Tiniroto, roughly halfway between Wairoa and Gisborne along Highway 36, on New Zealand’s North Island. I was traveling with a … Continue reading

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A liking for lichens: Windfall wonders

I made a promise, some time ago, that I would work on more lichen details this summer.  I have not forgotten that promise, but a good deal of the activity that I had planned to devote to the project has … Continue reading

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