Blue Mountains: Wild Garden 3

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Comments (7)

Marilyn Whiteley on February 2, 2008

Ian, I was going to suggest that you add a "lichen" tag. I checked to see what was there, and I just discovered to my amusement that Lichen is also the name of a city in Poland, so there are two very different kinds of photos with that tag!! (I like this one.) Marilyn

Margrit M. Berger (S… on February 2, 2008

I like the lichen. Thank you for putting up the photo. They look like landscapes from the satellites. I actually wanted to put some pictures a while ago, but then it never fitted into the rest of the photos I uploaded. It's a fascinating world. Ian, I hope you don't mind me putting up the link in Wikipedia for people, who might be interested in the world of lichen after seeing your photo. I have read somewhere, that there are 25'000 different kinds of lichen worldwide and in many different colours. May

Ian Stehbens on February 3, 2008

Dear May and Marilyn,

Thank you so much for adding the link to Lichen in Wikipedia. And I have mapped it. And I have added the tag. I was much impressed by the induration and subsequent shape of the stone as well.

I, being a geographer, have always referred to this type of lichen as 'map lichen', and I thought that was my original idea, until I saw it called map lichen in the Wikipedia article. Yes it is like a landscape from a satellite!

Any way, as micro as it is, it is one of my "nature's wild garden" series, and I am sure there will be more now that my Panoramio friends invite a diversity of subjects and genre.

Sincere greetings to you both,


Rafal Ociepka on February 4, 2008

From a distance it looks like an axe!! :-)

Ian Stehbens on February 4, 2008

It certainly attracted my attention because of its geometric forms in a natural place. Greetings, Rafal.


M and R on February 17, 2008


Ian Stehbens on February 17, 2008

Thankyou R for spending time reviewing my gallery. It means a lot that we can do this together!


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Photo taken in Princes Rock Track, New South Wales 2780, Australia

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