Sunday, October 31, 2010

... creepy lichen

lichen

happy halloween!

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yesterday, in the spirit of the season (and in the spirit of joining c on an adventure) we went on a walk led by a uw phd to learn about lichens of seattle.

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in a cemetery! creeeeeeeeeeepy lichens!

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seriously, they were absolutely lovely, and even though i have appreciated lichens before, i didn't quite realize that they were everywhere.

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and that they really like growing on headstones.

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i admit, it was super rainy and insanely cold yesterday morning so i was slightly less than thrilled at being outside, but that just made the whole graveyard thing that much more atmospheric.

pumpkin cookies

today, i celebrated halloween in my favorite way by baking up some pumpkin cookies with brown butter icing. these are delicious, trust me. and you can get the recipe here.

pumpkin cookies

3 comments:

  1. Those look like just the cookies for me - seasonal, yet simple. And no food coloring! Thanks for sharing.

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  2. Love these pics. Never thought I could enjoy pictures of headstones!

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  3. mmm, cookies! those look delicious.

    the lichen thing sounds great - fun to find out more about the stuff which is around you all the time and you (well, i) never notice. and you got some great photos!

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