Tuesday, August 15, 2006

I Like Lichens! This was the title of a segment on a show called "Indiana Outdoors" that I used to watch when I was a kid. It only took one viewing of this segment to make me realize that I indeed do like lichens. I'm told you can eat some of them too...but I'm scared to be poisoned (what a dumb way to die). So I just admire them from afar, and sometimes take prettier ones inside as decorations (weird, I know...I have various rocks all over the house, too). This time of year is really good for finding this stuf, so when I get tired of garden chores, I like to take a stroll "into the wild", where I won't get sidetracked spontaneously weeding and can just relax and observe (although these lichens were in my garden). Fungus among-us!

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