Cladonia pyxidata

These are growing on the wall at the end of my garden. The lichens are a species of Cladonia, probably pyxidata but I am not sure and there is also some moss.

The whole scene is about 5cm across…. a little world of its own.

Taken with the aid of a flash unit and then 4 photos stacked together.

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Sea Daffodil, Pancratium maritiimum

The Sea Daffodil also known as Sea Lilly is very common in this area of Western Spain. In fact I recall having seen it along the coast near Barcelona, also, in Calpe and I think in Greece.

 

Anyway it is typical of southern European coast lines. It is supposed to flower from August to mid October, but I caught this one in early November.

After flowering it produces a 3 valved capsule which contains black seeds that look like little chunks of charcoal.

Lizard Orchid

Lizard orchid which I photographed in France a few years ago…. It would be nice to come across one of these in Gloucestershire. I have seen them on Newmarket race course many years ago.

Relaxing

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The view from my recliner….. yesterday…… Today the same Oak tree would be there but not the blue sky and it would not be relaxing.