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Monday, August 5, 2013

Lichen on a Tombstone

I am really into strolling around old cemeteries. My mom is too, and she brought me up to appreciate the interesting history and beauty that cemeteries have to offer. We visited a really old Oregon cemetery yesterday, and walked through, hunting for the oldest grave or biggest family plot. I had my camera with me, of course, and snapped this photo of some orangey yellow lichen peeling off the top of one of the old tombstones.

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  1. Nice macro! Love the color of the lichen.

  2. Oh that's cool. It almost looks like rusted metal. Nice shot!

  3. I love the texture. Old cemeteries are very interesting.

  4. I love seeing shocking colors like lichen, beautiful, thanks for linking up today

  5. Anonymous12:21 PM

    Love it when nature inspires us with it's diversity. Nice orange. xox

  6. The lichen almost looks like a squashed sunflower. Very bright.

  7. Beautiful photo :)

  8. I love to read some of the words that are added to tombstones. Some are very funny and others, sad.

  9. Anonymous3:24 PM

    Lovely color and texture. I love old cemeteries too.

  10. Very creative photography ~ thanks ^_^

  11. Anonymous5:03 PM

    Very nice! :)

  12. I love walking through cemeteries. when I find the really old graves I wonder what kind of stories they could tell.

  13. Impressive shot! Like the textures and coloring.

  14. I don't think I'd recognize lichen if I saw it.

    Fantastic macro!


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