Sunday Selections # 19

It's Sunday Selection time again!

Time to post photos that have been hiding away in your computer files, photos that you may have completely forgotten about.
Have a hunt through your files and find them.

This idea comes to us from Kim at frogpondsrock, who realised one day that she takes many more photos than she uses, as we all do,  and wanted to post some of the older ones on her blog.

A once a week meme seemed like a good idea, so Sunday Selections was born and anyone at all can join in.

I often choose a theme for my Sunday Selections and this week my theme is:


They're almost like barnacles aren't they?

To join in with Sunday Selections, post photos of your choice under the Sunday Selections title, then go to Kim's site, add your name to her linky list and leave her a comment.
Then have a look at what others have posted for their selections.
There are some really good photographers out there.


  1. Wow. I was trying to think of what they reminded me of (other than Shrek, oddly enough) when you said barnacles. And that's it exactly. Beautiful photos.

  2. And the colours are so rich too. Lovely. Thanks. I really, really like the way you often focus on the little things that so often get ignored.

  3. Wanderlust; thank you.

    EC; I like the details of things. The little bits that make up the bigger bits.

  4. I am always interested in the weird things nature offers up.
    Beautiful pics River.

  5. PS I keep getting undone by the word verification that pops up afterwards. I think my comments get chewed up in a few places.
    Lucky I checked :)

  6. Trish; thanks. I rarely have trouble with the word verifications. The letters show up clearly enough. Of course the "words" don't make sense...

  7. I've never seen that colour lichen before. It's fantastic. Gorgeous photos River.

  8. I love fungi and lichen photos, the colours and shapes that nature creates from these amazing decomposers is stunning. Thanks so much for sharing.

  9. It's amazing how the Lichen defy gravity, nice colours to :-).

  10. These photos make me want to go out and explore and then I remember it is cold so I sit inside and explore everyone else's world instead.

  11. They are just like barnacles. What a beautiful, rich gold colour as well. I like the variety of lichens and the fact that they seem to survive even on inhospitable surfaces like bare rock.

  12. Xanthoria parietina could be the name of that type.
    I have only ever seen the pale green kind, but they are all fascinating.

  13. Great pics River. My understanding is that Lichen requires good, clean air.

  14. Can I have a copy of that second photo River please? Looking at it I just had a brainstorm for an idea for some work. Thanks heaps xx

  15. sleepydwarf; I see that colour often, along with white and orange, green too.

    Kakka; I quite like the different types and colours too.

    Windsmoke; thanks

    myrelish; it's nice to explore different worlds from your living room.

    Marie; I had some rock lichen photos, but can't find them, lovely green and white they were.

    Ann O'Dyne; you looked up names?? I rarely do that, I just enjoy them. I do sometimes look up flowers and trees though. Thanks

    Chez; This patch is on a tree quite close to a main road that has huge trucks barreling up and down it about 22 hours a day, so I don't know how clean the air is there. Yet it survives.

    Kim; go ahead and save the picture, unless you would like me to print the photo and send it to you?


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