25 January 2010


I'd like to introduce you to this lovely little patch of lichen which grows on a tree that stands quietly next to the path outside my classroom. Every time I pass it, I look on with adoration and appreciation for the persistent, soft, jade green. I think I'd like some wallpaper that looks like this.

I've always had a thing for lichen. It's like a little lush carpet for fairy creatures and other woodland dwellers. I'm sure gnomes have a lot of good uses for lichen. I'll bet they use it mostly in home decor.

Lichen is like lipstick for trees. A little embellishment never hurts. Lichen turns heads, causes double-takes.

I have a feeling that lichen likes me too.