January 1, 2017
I wonder if that blue-green color on the grass and dead leaf on the left is another lichen or paint.
This entry was posted on January 1, 2017 by Linda Grashoff. It was filed under Leaves and was tagged with feather, Florida, leaves, nature, photography, Pinecraft Park, Sarasota.
I love it, but you know I’d love this…the grasses and feather play so well together. I wonder what makes that odd green color on the leaf blade?
January 1, 2017 at 11:44 AM
Thanks, Lynn. I sure wish I knew where that odd green comes from. I even tried making it yellower in Lightroom, thinking it just didn’t register correctly in the camera. It wouldn’t budge. I suppose that doesn’t mean it registered correctly, though. Still, I’m voting for some kind of lichen. I almost passed up this feather; then I saw how its shape played with the grass.
January 1, 2017 at 1:08 PM
Maybe it’s cyanobacteria! (Blue-green algae.) I found that color on a tree stump today . . .
January 1, 2017 at 4:51 PM
That reminds me, there’s a lichen that grows on wood which is that color, too. Oh, check this out! It’s not a lichen, it’s a fungus.
It’s more temperate than tropical, apparently, but maybe….???
January 5, 2017 at 11:03 AM
I was all set to agree with you. That’s certainly the color. But botanist husband Davide says no because it’s a wood-rotting fungus and wouldn’t know what to do with grass or old leaves. Shoot. At least he agreed that it is “another organism.”
January 5, 2017 at 12:00 PM
I’m Delighted to know about your blog and to be a follower of yours, Linda. These photos are Beautiful!
Happy New Year to you,
January 1, 2017 at 3:45 PM
Thanks, Marjorie. I’m glad you like them. Lots more to come. Thank you for following.
January 1, 2017 at 3:49 PM
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