Sunday, March 29, 2020

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LIKING LICHENS

Went for a hike in the woods,
just before the heavy rains
were due to come through.

Lots of lichen on trees and rocks.
So colorful, and definitely
not poisonous.

In Missouri, the most common forms
are "speckled shield" and "green shield"
(shown here.)

Lichens have no chlorophyll,
and are incapable of photosynthesis,
but they absorb nutrition from organic matter, 
and are not harmful to trees.

There are an estimated 17,000 varieties
world wide, and make up a substantial part
of the diet in the Arctic.





Saturday, March 28, 2020

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HOW COULD YOU
SURVIVE THE QUARANTINE?

Without your phone.

(Perish the thought.)


Friday, March 27, 2020

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PRETTY IN PINK

It's that magic moment
in Spring

When the magnolias begin 
to bloom.

Magnificent magnolias.

Thursday, March 26, 2020

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KEEPING OUR
EYES ON THE HORIZON

Enduring our changed lives
these days.

Struggling to keep a healthy
perspective.

Practicing patience,
sacrifice and unselfish love.

And music!


Wednesday, March 25, 2020

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BEAUTIFUL SUPER FOOD
NOT SOLD IN STORES

Wild watercress is a powerhouse
of vitamins and minerals
and free for the taking
(if you're lucky enough to have
a free-flowing spring
near or on your property.)

Its peppery, sweet taste
is best in early Spring.

Natural arthritis relief
and diabetes preventer.
High in Vitamin A, C, E, K, B6,
potassium, magnesium, riboflavin.

Delicious and so nutritious.