Innocence. It’s delicate. Out of focus. Beautiful.
Lichens are made up of two types of life forms: a symbiotic organism (fungus) plus a photosynthetic partner (green alga or cyanobacterium). The fungus part gets its nutrients from the air and rain, the photosynthetic one makes its own food with the sun’s help. Lichens have been used in making dyes and perfumes, as well as traditional medicines.
In the presence of environmental toxins, lichens perish, but when the air is clean, they thrive. So, their prevalence in the area was very good news. I took deep breaths and snapped my photos.
Awash in Light’s poetry
the pelican transforms
into wood and butter,
a feathered knight.
But when fickle Light
rescinds Her majesty,
you are treading water
and fish-hungry again.
Winner of Honorable Mention Award at the Fourth Annual Show of Shows Exhibition, Von Liebig Art Center, September 2011
. . . and she’s not coming home alone tonight.
What’s next? NO SINGING . . . on the shower curtain? We should ban all signs that deny us life’s pleasures.
Photography is magic. I made the cage disappear.
Flowers are Nature’s fireworks.
Here, the Great White Heron is primping for his red carpet appearance.
Which is more beautiful, the butterfly or the flower?
The horror of fish out of water.
New superstition: “Beware the white cat.”
Take a lesson from the goat. This is how you pose for the camera.
The spirit of friendship lives longer.
It was a chance meeting. And also destiny. A moment like any other.
It took me eight, long hours to choose a name for my blog that would sound spontaneous, thus achieving the opposite of Zen.