Lichen lace

26 March 2011

Lichen pinecone lacey bumps

I found this pine cone while walking around Taupiro Point in Katikati.  It caught my attention in under the pines, bright, dry and lacey I just couldn’t pass it by.

Lichen whole pinecone

So beautiful, and it absorbs me, lichen gently covering the bumps and curves, in some places more than one layer of lichen. The light in this photo is quite warm too.

Lichen pinecone2


It has faded from a cool blue grey colour to mostly bone white, being left near a window in our workshop.


Lichen pinecone lace3

So into lichen these days!

Lichen pinecone3

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