12.19.2009

Not So Cheery and Bright

 
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So, I had high hopes of posting something coherent today. More specifically, I was planning to post something about lichens and lichenologists to follow up on my last post. Alas, it has proved difficult to string together two sentences that cooperate enough to transmit a simple thought, let alone communicate the complexities of lichens and those who study them. Perhaps it is the weather. Nor'easters are never pleasant and this one has teased us with a rumor of snow that has not materialized. Instead we have has howling winds and driving rain -- Fa la la la la, la la la la.

(Lest you fear that I am all bummed out and gloomy, let me reassure you that I am not. All is well -- I just can't seem to overcome a bad case of blogger-block!)

5 comments:

Hugh said...

Well that's certainly a pretty picture, which is a good start. Winter blogging is always more challenging, unless there's awesomely bad weather to write about.

swamp4me said...

hugh,
We're actually getting a dusting of snow - now that it's dark outside...sigh. Perhaps I'll be inspired tomorrow. Treebeard and I are participating in a Christmas Bird Count.

Jenn said...

Ah. Well, when you get to it, I will be glad to read it. Lichen are amazing. And they are everywhere!

Check these desert lichen out, we average 8 inches of rain a year. Doesn't faze the lichen. ...

http://ezpixels.com/pad/?p=4281

swamp4me said...

Jenn,
I'll get around to it eventually...
Those rock lichens were really pretty - thanks for the link.

jason said...

As someone else who's been busier with life than with blogging, I'm with you, Swampy. Plans are falling prey to reality. So be it. When you get to it, I'll be likin' the lichen.