Monday, February 14, 2011

Things to Love

Since today is about love, I can't end the day without sharing some photos I'm obsessed with at the moment.  Plant fans, please don't despair- I've been installing a few things to show you, but the rain and sun will have to take its course before things get photogenic!

Armed with the knowledge Saturday that we should enjoy our early Springtime before the clouds rained on our parade, we journeyed to Pt. Pinole, a park on the site of an old dynamite factory (!).  We discovered a large, peaceful park with a long shoreline strewn with clam shells.  It was as if we were following a trail of confetti thrown in aforementioned parade.  Instinct had overtaken me and soon enough I was rooting around in the sand, finding "treasures" and trying to find where I had left my shoes. 

It seemed like a miracle to me that the small shell in the center had survived the waves and sand.  It reminded me of a baby's fingernail.

I love, love, love this photo!  It's got lichen, number one.  Who doesn't like lichen?!  It also reminds me of a lazy day spent tromping through Oak and Bay woodland, looking for mushrooms and other finds.

I love it when nature designs something so outrageous.  I'm sure these disks serve a perfect function in the life cycle of this, it's just an added bonus that aesthetics are included!

This one reminds me of aerial photographs of rivers.  So delicate!  Perhaps I like it so much because it seems that lichen is nature's lace.  Sigh...  I love lace.  What are you loving right now?


  1. Lovely lichen! I found some interesting lichen here, but keep forgetting to photograph it. Right now, we're loving the rain. The gardens were so dry after weeks of glorious sunshine, that I actually had to water a few winter!

  2. I know, me too! I'm loving the rain more in theory than practice though- I just couldn't make myself work in the rain yesterday when we had such a glorious sunshiney weekend to get spoiled by!

  3. Wow! I love all your lichen photos!

  4. Look at what you've done! I am inspired. Things to love is a great idea for a post. The stick trellis is quite fabulous. My stick trellis was just droll. I must try some joinery.