Alive and Well in the Desert
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Alive and Well in the Desert

I have a fascination with lichen, perhaps because it is so tenacious and tough. It thrives where there are few nutrients, and in the desert, where there is little moisture as well. For example, notice this desert lichen, a little crackly about the edges, but still hanging in there. It is hard to predict where…

Age and beauty define the lichen of this world
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Age and beauty define the lichen of this world

Mindfulness helps you fall in love with the ordinary. ~Thich Nhat Hanh Cracked volcanic rock, almost elephantine in its folds and crevices, lined a short walk on my way back to the Museum of Northern Arizona near Flagstaff. What delighted me about this canyon was the overabundance of lichen, profligate in its blooming on this…