Lichens occur in the most extreme conditions on earth - This is the lichen from a tree our ours at home in Ireland, turns out it only grows in areas with pure air. This particular lichen is growing on the remains of a crab apple branch.
My sisters shop in Ireland has the best cakes, an amazing carrot cake and a plum up-side down pie - well the last of it anyway...
photos by moi +
Kenmare Park Hotel - Co Kerry. I wish I had more flattering images of this place...