Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Silvery Lichen Ruffles
Each month as part of my artist residency at the Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt.Coot-tha, I take a walk around the Australian Plant Communities area to see what seasonal changes have occurred. I have found it interesting that my eye is often drawn to different plants or areas each time. Apart from the obvious changes of flower, fruiting, leaf fall and new growth; I think changing light throughout the year also draws attention to different species. In July, lichen smothering palm trunks appeared luminous in a silvery sheen of ruffled rosettes and patches.