Monday, February 16, 2009

Lichen With Rust


A collection of valves and other parts rest on a yet-to-be restored open rail car in the work yard of Roots of Motive Power, punctuated by a spontaneous primitive garden. I kept this in my secret stash for a few months, so the dry sunshine is misleading. The blessed rain still falls these days.

Happy belated 200th birthday to President Abraham Lincoln, celebrated along with the birthday of President George Washington, together designated a holiday today in the US.

10 comments:

Vogon Poet said...

The "secret stash" seems interesting!

Halcyon said...

Yay for rain!! And lichen.

Dina said...

A beautiful scene, it is.
But please, what is the real way to pronounce lichen?

Saretta said...

I'm lichen this photo more and more all the time!

Joe Cottonwood said...

Old hardware, old wood, new lichen. Heaven.

Petrea said...

Quite pretty. You're going to turn me into a lichen fetishist.

(Dina, perhaps Saretta's comment is a clue.)

USelaine said...

VP - Just a handful of out-of-season overstocks, which may or may not ever get whipped out here. Or are you teasing me for living in Mendocino county?

Halcyon - Amen to that!

Dina - See Saretta's and Petrea's comments. 8^)

Saretta - Hee-hee!

Joe - That's all part of the redwood country magic, and I know you know it.

P - Once you find your lichen groove, vascular plants just aren't enough. If you ever see Willits, especially in winter, you'll understand why my mind has been blown.

Thanks everyone!

Dina said...

OK, got it. Thanks.

Bibi said...

Doesn't that metal piece with the hole and ring look like a giant doggie tag? Woof.

Kris said...

I thought that the photo was of Washington's teeth...