to be alive

I think it’s incredible that plants can live and thrive on the side of a rock.  It’s more believable, I suppose that they can live on the side of a tree, but I suppose when I consider it all together, there are minerals and salts and whatever else might be needed in the both of them…and with the abundant moisture on the often wet rock and trees, I guess everything is there.

18 responses

  1. I’m lichen this. (Groan.) 🙂

    December 28, 2011 at 9:41 am

    • Yeah…thanks, Kerry…hmmm. 🙂

      December 28, 2011 at 6:13 pm

    • James Brandon O'Shea

      Can’t out-do this comment, but just wanted to say I’m glad you pointed your camera where many people would overlook and decide to shoot something more ordinary.

      December 29, 2011 at 6:31 pm

      • Thank you, James…and yes, we’ll leave Kerry’s comment alone. 🙂

        December 29, 2011 at 6:38 pm

  2. Nut Balls

    I especially love the moss that grows on the rocks with a raging river flowing around it. Incredible…

    December 28, 2011 at 10:54 am

    • That is always wonderful to behold, Nut Balls…incredible. 🙂

      December 28, 2011 at 6:14 pm

  3. They are remarkable plants. I love the selection you have here; beautiful oranges and yellows.

    December 28, 2011 at 3:28 pm

    • Yes, Meanderer, I find them remarkable, too…in an intriguing way. Thank you.

      December 28, 2011 at 6:20 pm

  4. The colours and textures are so beautiful. It really is fascinating to see the places that life can take hold.

    December 28, 2011 at 5:01 pm

    • Thank you…and yes, it is fascinating to see the places that life can take hold. 🙂

      December 28, 2011 at 6:29 pm

  5. Lovely shots of a colorful and very interesting subject. As you say, it’s a great sign of life.

    December 28, 2011 at 5:40 pm

    • Thank you, Jessie…a great sign of life. 🙂

      December 28, 2011 at 6:30 pm

  6. So much to learn from nature!

    December 28, 2011 at 9:28 pm

    • This is true, Pattu, there is so much to learn from nature…and what an incredible classroom!

      December 29, 2011 at 7:06 am

  7. The air must be so pure there to have such colourful lichens growing. Beautiful.

    December 29, 2011 at 6:11 am

    • The air is rather clean up in the mountains, Helen…and I agree, so beautiful, thank you. 🙂

      December 29, 2011 at 7:07 am

  8. I love the subtle green hues. And the delicate contrasts.

    December 29, 2011 at 7:41 am

    • Thank you, Antiquarian…they are so pretty, aren’t they? 🙂

      December 29, 2011 at 8:01 am

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