"Thank you for the moss and lichen colours on Frodo and Sam and the rocks." (We'd been watching The Two Towers, obviously.)
But when I set out today with the aim of collecting some Nature to decorate the house,
I had no particular intention of the Nature being licheny.
But lichen on fallen twigs is what came home with me and the dog.
Getting a few looks from other walkers, inevitably...
I arranged the twigs in glass jars and my enamel pitchers, returning the usual old hurricane lamps to the mantelpiece,
because all that Nature seemed to require a civilising influence once I'd got it in the house...