When we installed rock gardens on our sliver of front lawn, we added a bench so folks could sit and enjoy the view:
Just this morning I noticed tiny spots of color on the wooden slats, so I looked a little closer:
I guess some folks would say I’m way past due to treat that wood. On the other hand, how can I kill something as wonderful as lichens? Especially when I don’t know what kind they are, or what they might be telling me about the quality of our air?
And now that bench is more than furniture — it’s a habitat for living things! (Can you copyright an excuse?)