Friday, January 6, 2017

When you can't make

I have been unwell with a virus for the last couple of days and have had a lethargic body and a fuzzy mind. I just have not felt well enough to get down into the garage-studio. I thought that at least it would not stop me from taking a few photos; and tidying up one of my work spaces.

Some tiny lichen have taken the opportunity of recent rain to attach themselves to the stainless steel wires on our wire and timber balustrades on our southern decks. The wire is about 4mm thick so that gives an idea how small the lichen are.

©2017 Barry Smith - A tiny lichen holding a droplet of rain
©2017 Barry Smith - Lichen with fine spider's web and micro droplets
©2017 Barry Smith - Lichen with micro droplets
And other things get caught up as well such as a birds tiny feather.

©2017 Barry Smith - Feather caught on the wire with micro droplets
And of course many small spider's webs make there appearance in the rain.

©2017 Barry Smith - Droplets on a micro spider's web
This afternoon I managed a couple of hours in the jewellery assembling studio. It was in a bit of chaos. I can now find things - yahoo!! A few before and after shots.

I like my jewellery assembling table - a brass porthole fro a very old steamship. I will behave myself and have a quiet night and hopefully be a bit closer to recovery


  1. what beautiful photos of the wire and lichen
    from a wet northern ireland morning

  2. Hope you feel much better very soon.

  3. Wonderful lichen photos, Barry. Wishing you speedy recovery.

  4. hoping you feel better soon. fine photos, barry, and love the lichen story.


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