Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Bookmark and frills

This year I again contributed a bookmark to the University of the West of England's Bookmarks project.  The website has recently gone live.
I must find out what this frilly phenomenon is - lichen or fungus?  I found it growing on an old tree in an old ruined graveyard on Skye.


  1. That frilly phenomenon is gorgeous. I'd say it's lichen but I could be wrong - like you, I would love to know what it is.

    I like the bookmark too!

    1. Marja-Leena, I agree that my first instinct was that it is a lichen, but I'd never seen anything quite like it before. I think now that it is a 'lettuce' lichen, as illustrated here:
      The Wikipedia article is going to take some time to read thoroughly, but I shall make the effort. We are going up to the north of England in November, and it would be good to know, or at least guess at what I might find.

  2. I like the way the pattern on the clothing of the figure almost repeats/complements the background. You did something similar on the figure in the 'positive distractions' post and I admired that too. I like the caption too, Olga, and the way that also complements the figure.

  3. Hi Olga,
    Can you tell me more about the bookmark project? It sounds interesting to me. I know I can contact Sarah Bodman as it says, but I wanted to find out about the details - deadlines, difficulties, etc from someone taking part.
    Sandy in Bracknell

    1. Sandy, the current bookmark project is complete, and the website is live. However, if you want to participate in the next project, the deadline is probably next summer. The deadline for this year was June, I think. There are very few rules: size and quantity largely. Participants have to produce 100 bookmarks to send to Bristol, and in return receive a bundle containing one of each of everyone's bookmarks. Sarah Bodman is very approachable and helpful. I enjoyed the experience. I have participated two years running, but am not intending to do so next year.

    2. Thank you. I wondered about the size. I will ask about the project and then see what happens from there.

      By the way, I am originally from Maine, so your photos of New Hampshire are quite familiar. Although I am from the Lincoln area which is about the same level as the top tip of NH and the deciduous trees are joined by the conifers in the carpet of colour covering New England. The colours come a week or so later, as well.
      PS After 28 years, I STILL don't miss the winters and absolutely love England's slowly growing Springtime!

    3. Sandy, I'm sorry that I don't have the exact size to hand - I'm away from my workroom at present. The long side is a little bit shorter than the short side of an A4 sheet.

      I loved so much of the seasonal weather in NH - even winter, but I had the benefit of not having to go to work every day. It was a great adventure for me, and I knew that it was only going to last a couple of years.