Sunday, January 16, 2011

Sunday Stills: Macro Pics

I was amazed by all the wintery white photos from last week's challenge. No snow here in the Willamette Valley. In fact, right now we're being blasted with a "Pineapple Express" from Hawaii. Warm and WET.

However, I did manage to take a few pictures outside earlier this week. Winter in the valley generally means the moss, mildew, and lichen are thriving:



The following is one of my father's finds. He played trombone professionally but collected anything related to brass instruments:


And here is something I keep on my computer desk for inspiration. It's supposed to be a Christmas ornament, but Snoopy at his typewriter is representative of all published author wannabes.


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8 comments:

Shirley said...

We are getting the Pineapple Express here right now too. At least the ice is going away. I like the lichen and mass, and the Bugler's Call Book is a cool find. We have a huge book of newspapers from Montana in the 1920's that has some really neat stuff in it too.

thecrazysheeplady said...

Great moss and lichens!

dibear said...

Great lichen macro shot. :)

Brenda said...

I don't think I have ever seen lichen. Too cold and then too hot where I live. Love the look of the old paper. Snoopy is hard at work!

Far Side of Fifty said...

I like lichens..well done! I often photograph them too when they are not covered in snow..I hope that pineapple express gets to Minnesota:)

Rising Rainbow said...

We have lots of moss and lichens here too thanks to the same pineapple express. LOL

I think I have the same horse that is behind your Snoopy. LOL

wilsonc said...

Passing along my Stylish Blogger Award. Come pick it up at my blog. I thought that macro challenge was hard. Don't have a macro setting on my camera. You did well.

gowestferalwoman said...

Reindeer lichen is the best! For some reason I think of lungs and bronchi etc. when I see it - too much bio in my college life lol