I find myself inspecting little granules, as it were, on the bark of trees, little shields or apothecia springing from a thallus, such is the mood of my mind, and I call it studying lichens. That is merely the prospect which is afforded me. It is short commons and innutritious. Surely I might take wider views. The habit of looking at things microscopically, as the lichens on the trees and rocks, really prevents my seeing aught else in a walk…To the lichenist is not the shield of a lichen disproportionately large compared with the universe? Journal-March 5,1841.
photo by td-i appreciate you stopping by tim’s weed patch today!