Looking like tinsel on a Christmas tree or Spanish Moss, Old Man's Beard or Beard Lichen hangs down some of the trees in the Pacific Northwest, especially in shaded areas. Also know as Usnea, this lichen is a symbiosis of fungus and alga and doesn't have roots, but produces it's own food from air, water, minerals and sunlight.
Copyrighted - Belinda Greb
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Nature, animals, beauty have been a source of nourishment throughout my life. Photography allows me to capture, interpret, and share that world of wonder I see about me, and sometimes use what I capture as an inspiration to create something new, by incorporating other exposures, textures or brushwork.
I currently reside in Oregon, an environment rich in nature's graces. I have lived in California and New York, too, and everywhere there is a world of beauty around us, if we care to take the time and look for it.
November 12th, 2014
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