Project365 8/52

After a good resting my knee felt better at the beginning of the week. The weather forecast for Tuesday was bright and dry so we decided to have some time out in Ross-On-Wye.

Ross is a lovely town just north of Monmouth and on the Welsh/English border. The thing I like most is that there are some small independent shops and cafes. One of the cafes had a mural painted on the front and side of the building. I think it’s very arty.
One thing we were on the look out for was a small chair or seat for our dressing room – hubby can’t put his trousers on stood up!!! We had a rummage around in a few of the second-hand and antique shops and found a small chair under some boxes and a stack of fabric. It’s upholstery is in good condition but the wood needed a good wipe down. We asked how much it was and the owner said we could take it away for £24! What a bargain when you consider how much a new one would cost and it wouldn’t have any of the character of the oldie!

Someone passed on their lurgy to me and I came down with a heavy cold on Wednesday. I didn’t go out of the door until we went food shopping on Friday, I was knackered by the time we came back and curled up for a sleep on the sofa!

This morning I took some macros of the moss and lichen growing on our bedroom windowsill – outside of course!!

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109/366 Project for the week – Macro – Day3 – Lichens

I have an old Azalea plant in pot by my front door. We bought it about 25 years ago and it usually bursts forth with hundreds of small lilac coloured flowers. Last year I had very few flowers and a lot of the leaves and branches withered,  it is looking very sorry for itself at the moment.

I was watering it on the weekend and added its yearly dose of sequestrion. I noticed that although what remains of the plant looks dormant there are a couple of flower buds and a couple of leaf buds so there is life still there – I hope!

Todays photo is of lichen on the branches of the Azalea.  Lichen apparently does not affect the life of the plant.

UPDATE: After the comment from Unifiedspace, I searched and found this useful page at Countryside Info.

 

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