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finding places to grow 7-30

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Stone walls are a common site in the coastal towns and villages of Cornwall.  On today’s virtual bike trip, I noticed how plants find growing space in the crannies and crevices of these walls …

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7-30 crannies

plants growing in the nooks and crannies of a stone fence (image from Street View)

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Vines also take advantage of stone surfaces and climb over stone shed and houses until they take the shape of the building they climb on …

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7-30 roof with vines

vines take on the outline of a house (image from Street View)

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In a maritime climate in particular, lichens often find a place to grow on rooftops or on stone surfaces.  Orange-amber lichens have established themselves on the roof and walls of this grand house in Trewithian …

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7-30 Trewithian

amber lichens on stone and roof (image from Street View)

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Three interesting names today … Treworthal, Treworlas and Trewithian …

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Best View:  shadowed road on the way to Treworthal and a gate near Trewithian …

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September 14, 2013  'road with shadows'   Jane Tims

September 14, 2013 ‘road with shadows’ Jane Tims

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September 14, 2013  'afternoon by the gate'  Jane TimsIMG731_crop

September 14, 2013 ‘afternoon by gate’ Jane Tims

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Copyright  2013   Jane Tims

Written by jane tims

October 9, 2013 at 7:00 am

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