Tag Archives: 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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Here Be Goblins (1)

I’ve been off the website for a week: We made an adventuresome excursion to New Plymouth, on the northern edge of the peninsula formed long ago by the eruption of the volcano known as Mt. Taranaki. We spent three days … Continue reading

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Family Flashbacks (7): Lingering in Lassen

After a nice breakfast of biscuits and gravy in Fallon, Nevada, we drove our last stretch of Highway 50 and crossed the border into California. Our goal was Redding and we had no specific points of interest in mind, but … 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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Isolation Antidotes (8): Turtle in the Tumbling Twilight

For my eighth isolation post, let me take you back to a place that helped me to retain my sanity while upper management moved my work group from Omaha, Nebraska, to Washington, DC for nearly the last three years of … Continue reading

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A Fondness for Fungi: Fall Findlings

Our autumn started five days ago here in northern Minnesota and our woods are fairly flourishing with many varieties of fungi. I love hiking at this time of year and take considerable care to find as many as I can … 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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Menagerie Monday (1)

Having been rather subtly called to task after I published a couple of photos recently, under the category of Melancholy Monday, which didn’t seem to live up to the adjective, I have decided to inaugurate a new category. As I … 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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A Waitak wander (Part 3)

Before I offer some new images, I’d like to try to rectify what seems to be a problem with my first post in this series.  Two of my faithful followers have commented that they were unable to view a larger, … Continue reading

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