Tuesday, 27 March 2018

Clean Air

Tasmania is justifiably famous for its clean air - there is not really very much going on to its south and west, and that's where its air comes from.  So, with clean air and (normally) abundant rain fall, moss and lichen cover many of the plants.

These pictures were all taken near the entrance to Cradle Mountain National Park.







I am also getting a bit of clean air myself, in terms of it not being so crazy busy. So, with luck I will have visited your blogs by the time this post goes live. 

More pictures from around the world at Our World Tuesday.  SM

16 comments:

David Gascoigne said...

It is quite amazing how many different birds use lichens in the conctruction of their nests.

Rhodesia said...

Like this post, so many different kinds of lichen. I see it just around the garden here. Cheers Diane

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
Beautiful decorations of nature... YAM xx

Lucy Corrander Now in Halifax! said...

Like living frost.

Breathtaking said...

Hello Stewart!:) Lovely images of lichen. The tall tree trunk with the moss and is very attractively decorated. Are those tiny red toadstools I can see? As the air is pure up here on the mountain, and we have had wet conditions, there is lichen in abundance here on the farm.

Linda W. said...

Great lichen photos!

Kaya said...

These are interesting and wonderful photos of lichen. I like also that you mentioned about fresh air, it's sometimes so rare.
Stewart, you notice things that some people would miss.

Marie Smith said...

The lichens look beautiful and plentiful for sure.

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

I wuv the widdel forests

Lon Anderson said...

Stewart, these photos of yours are truly magnificent!

Lady Fi said...

What an amazing macro world.

Missy George said...

Lichen is not a friend of mine..It has invaded my scalp and a few other places..Lichen plants..No fun..no cure..Great pictures though.
Fresh air is always a good thing...

Kay L. Davies said...

What wonderful photos!
I am reminded of the time I first saw lichen...I was a young child, 5 or younger, and I lived in central British Columbia, which has a dry climate. However, my grandparents had moved from the Vancouver area, on the BC coast, to a rural area that was then still forested. There I saw lichen and fungus on the trees, and toadstools growing on the forest floor, and I was amazed. Some of the fungi were so big that people removed them from the trees, let them dry, then painted scenery on them.
Kay
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

Fun60 said...

Fresh clean air? What's that Stewart?

carol l mckenna said...

Wonderful photos of nature's artistic creations!

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Pat Tillett said...

At first glance I thought it was frost.
Very nice photos Stewart.