Sponge and Lichen – old friends

Aug 29, 2022

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Lichen and Sponge

Sponge meets Lichen.

They used to be old friends,sponge and lichen. They know each other for a long time. The sponge on the photo isn’t a real sponge though, but a syntactic sponge made out of polyester. 
Lichen are old, really old, they roamed the world before there were trees. They made friends with many living things. 

The sponge is a new kid on the block, a fraud in a way as it is a man made copy of the natural thing. Natural sponges grow in the sea, like Sponge Bob, or they grow on plants like luffa. We had a luffa plant in the garden growing in the almond tree. It’s a great plant and we ate the fruit and used the dried ones as a cleaning sponge for doing the dishes.

This polyester sponge though attracted my attention as it had more or less the same colour as the lichen. The beutiful ochre showed a connection with the lichen. And as such they connected and made a visual impact. Together with the blue.

The simbiose of shoe and tree.

The simbiose of shoe and tree.

The soul an the tree. This shoe is living in a tree in my friend's garden. It's been living there for some time now. I don't know when Shoe decided to  make a pact with Tree, but I guess it must...

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A trip to the Loriguilla lake.

A trip to the Loriguilla lake.

Loriguilla lake. - water reservoir The water reservoir at Loriguilla. This Monday I took the first trip to explore the nearby country. The idea is to extend my nature and landscape photography.I...

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At the carob factory

At the carob factory

The carob factory coming to light...The original fileRembrandt in the factory Today we went to the algarroba (carob) factory. With tons of carob. (5 cars full) As we have a field with carob trees....

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