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Saturday, June 28, 2008
Round Robins: Wondrous weeds
Who says a plant has to come from a nursery to be fabulous? Certainly not the Robins. These fuzzy green gems are only about an inch tall and grow high on an Adirondack mountain top, in the rubble of an abandoned garnet mine. (More about that mine later.) If you look closely, you can see the red garnets among the stones.
This one may be stretching things a bit. Technically, it's a lichen, not a weed. And the photo looks better in a bigger size. Lots of garnet chunks, though.
You are hereby invited to stroll a bit further off the garden path to where the wild things are at The Round Robins Photo Challenge. Watch where you step, OK?