What We Do in the Winter...

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Ken Ramos
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What We Do in the Winter...

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Well for one, we lie around on the sofa, eating ice cream and cake and watching old movies, you know the good ones. Like the Sons of Katie Elder, Big Jake...etc. But every so often we go outside and look over the frozen tundra (really it was back about 18,000 years ago when the last of the big glaciers known in eastern North America as the Laurentide ice sheet receeded. Though the sheet of ice never made it any farther than northern Pennsylvania, our high mountain forests and foothills of the Southern Appalachians still suffered the effects of the cold...are we off topic? :roll: ) and photograph lichens after a winters rain because that is about all there is. :(

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Post by cactuspic »

Neat photo, Ken. I guess necessity makes us stretch. Or at least put down the ice cream, get off the couch, and look for something different. :) But after the food intro, I thought I was looking at lettuce . :roll: Make it a great New Year.

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Irwin commented:
But after the food intro, I thought I was looking at lettuce .
You know people do eat lichens, they have no fat and only about 1 to 5% in protein, so they are mostly carbs. Certain species are supposed to be good for the making of soups and in salads.

Thanks Irwin :D

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Post by beetleman »

Excellent photos Ken. We have not seen any interesting lichen pics in awhile. The first picture looks like it has at least four different kinds :shock: The brown background is perfect :wink: There is nothing wrong with lichens...we know how much you like them. (great posts in the micro section also)
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Yeah there is quite a bit of diversity in that photograph there Doug, sometimes you can find differenct species growing one on another. They seem to get along pretty good. :lol:

Thanks Doug :D

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Post by salden »

Actually, now that you mentioned it Ken... I am watching Big Jake as I type. Of course I own all the John Wayne movies. Um..oops..we are taking about lettuce here aren't we? :lol: Personally, I try never to eat the stuff myself.
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Post by Ken Ramos »

Yeah, uh...lettuce? :-k Well okay. :smt017

Thanks Pilgrim, er...uh...Sue :lol: :D

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