Peculiarity – Lens Artist Challenge/Antique Planter

I’m taking part in the Lens Artist Challenge. It’s rare now for me to post twice in a day, but I have been waiting to use this macro photo and today the challenge seemed to present the right time to do so.

This is a cull/waste glass gathered from the earth after laying buried for well over a hundred years. Bits and pieces were dumped decades ago when the town was founded on a thriving glass industry. It is smaller than a dime. I posted more about this and where this piece, along with many others, lay in the ground: The Woods.

I collected this piece of glass a few months ago, studded with sand and bits of earth, and placed it in a plastic container with some mosses until I had time to create a terrarium. Two months later, I finally got around to the terrarium, and was surprised to find delicate lichens growing on the glass. Amazing.

13 thoughts on “Peculiarity – Lens Artist Challenge/Antique Planter

  1. Excellent. Nice terrarium! When I was a kid we lived near a Corning Glass factory, and would browse the yards for scrap ‘marbles’, very large, green, smoothly globed ones. They were almost to big for marbles, but they were free, so we used them.

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