Watching nature take its course, from the top of a hill in northern England

Red Rock


Is it lichens that give these lumps of rock its beautiful colours and patterns ?

Rock on 1

I’d love to have a little read around the subject, I could start here


Rock 2


But I’m too busy to be here, I’ll be back in a while.

Rock 3

(The rock is by Kinder river)


Author: uphilldowndale

Watching the rhythm of rural life, from the top of a hill in northern England. Having spent most of my life avoiding writing, I now need to do it! I am no domestic goddess, but if I were expecting visitors to my home, I would whisk round with the duster and plump up the cushions and generally make the place look presentable. I hope that by putting my words where others may see them it will encourage me to ‘tidy up and push the Hoover around’ my writing. On the other hand I may just be adding to the compost heap. Only time will tell! Pull up a chair, sit yourself down, I’ll put the kettle on.

10 thoughts on “Red Rock

  1. http://www.britishlichens.co.uk/species%20gallery.html

    A Uphill but are they British lichens or did they come from another world.
    The photo is a portrait of colour and it makes you wonder how long they have been there.

  2. I don’t know what they are, but the photos are beautiful. Thanks for posting them.

  3. Nature’s mosaics better anything that we can do! xx

  4. That is a beautiful picture and isn’t Nature a great artist… 🙂

  5. Looks like a patchwork quilt. Would love to see it made up into one. But not by me. I don’t have Nature’s patience! How long did it take to me this rock, I wonder.

  6. Nature the painter. Wonderful. 🙂

  7. Looks like a series of slides under a microscope. An exotic virus, perhaps, or magical images of frog spawn.

  8. Amazing – they look like Italian marble, not Derbyshire gritstone

  9. Very intresting. I´ll read more about this. Thank you.

  10. Lichens are so fascinating! Love yours on red rock.

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