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Sunday, January 29, 2012

A Small Stone: Jan 29, 2012


Striated lichens fold inward as they brave the frigid air, clinging to craggy bark; fragile and tenacious all at once, this is life.

This is life.


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19 comments:

  1. Laura, I come here to your blog to feel refreshed, and you never fail me. Thank you.

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  2. "fragile and tenacious all at once..." and in my mind I thought "is this life" before I finished reading your post. "This is life."

    Once we know that, everything changes.

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  3. Beautiful post and lovely images. Happy Sunday!

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  4. At first glance in my blogroll I thought 'Hermit Crabs!!!' when I saw the top photo. Great shot as always and lovely thoughts :o)

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  5. So beautiful Laura and so fragile... I really love it!
    Greetings from Holland,
    Anna :-))

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  6. You got it exactly right, a perfect analogy! At first I thought these were shells, so interesting, they are quite pretty!

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  7. fragile AND tenacious
    yes the combination is possible

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  8. The lichens are beautiful.

    Life is hard, it just is.

    We bring the softness wrapped in love we learn at the feet of God.

    ((hugs))

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  9. What a beautiful image...it almost looks like an abstract piece of art!

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  10. I recall once, during my misspent youth, being high in the Rockies...ahem...and, well, everything got kind of, well, intense, so I decided to look at a rock, since what could be less mundane and un-intense than a rock? But, as it turned out, there were lichens on it...and lichens, it turned out, were very, very intense at that moment...

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  11. Ah.. this is an amazing image Laura... interesting too. What unusual creatures. One thing I like about the Winter...the going within... like settling in to the fire at the hearth (or is that fire at the heart?) -- of our HOME.

    I appreciate you, and your generous spirit of sharing..and creativity! -- you're an incredible photographer. You have quite a 'vision'.

    love you so much..xxoo.. Cheryl

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  12. Jeg kom tilfældig forbi din blog.
    Gode billeder.
    Tak for kigget.

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  13. Oh,fugus, one of my fave things to photograph. Terrific Laura!

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  14. Superb photos...I'm fascinated by lichen...

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  15. Wow! I clicked to enlarge and how amazing. The Lichens are beautiful and your photo's were as well.

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  16. So fragile looking but beautiful. Great photos!

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  17. Fantastic details in these macros Laura.

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